Consultations were held yesterday between the government and various religious organisations on the establishment of an Inter-Religious television station. If implemented, Guyana would be the second country in the world and first in the Caribbean to have a television station specifically for religious bodies.
According to GINA, the consultations were held at Arthur Chung Convention Centre (ACCC), Liliendaal where representatives of the government and the religious bodies discussed the impact such a station would have on society.
Prime Minister and First Vice-President Moses Nagamootoo who holds ministerial responsibility for media development noted that consultation was a continuation of what began many years ago.
Noting that there is a dire need for radio and television stations that are culturally homogenous and which would speak to the Guyanese population, the Prime Minister said in Guyana, the freedom to practice religion is written in the constitution. He however, warned against discrimination against other religions.
Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana National Broadcasting Agency (GNBA), Dr. Prudence Lewis-Bhola, commended the Prime Minister’s support for an inter-religious television station.