Chief Mwakaboko was speaking at his Iponga Headquarters when MBC through DBU was distributing bicycles to Radio Listening Clubs.
The Traditional Authority said the bicycles will go a long way in easing mobility problems among members of the Radio Listening Clubs.
“Let me thank MBC for these bicycles because they will assist club members to reach out far and wide to record development programmes,” said Chief Mwakaboko.
The Chief added that the clubs play a vital role in unearthing development needs for a particular community.
“This club is the one which revealed about water problems at Songwe Boarder. This time government has listened and has given us clean water here,” Mtemi Mwakaboko said proudly.
He however called on members of the Radio Listening Clubs to take care of the bicycles for them to last longer.
“I should also advise the clubs to take care of the bicycles and maintain them whenever need arises so that the community benefits for a long time,” pleaded Chief Mwakaboko.
Speaking on behalf of DBU, Pacharo Munthali thanked the National Aids Commission-NAC for the bicycles which he said will go a long way in reducing mobility challenges among members of the Radio Listening Clubs.
And MBC`s Harnet Msukwa, who accompanied the DBU Team, urged the clubs to record many programmes including HIV and AIDS ones.
During the visit to Karonga, the DBU staff distributed 24 bicycles to eight radio listening clubs in the district. Among those which benefited three bicycles each, were Iponga, Mwangulukulu, Kaporo, Chikutu, Mpata, Kasoba, Lupembe and Fulirwa.