The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bole-Bamboi Constituency Alhaji Yussif Sulemana has supported a Vagla Language programme on Bole based Nkilgi Fm with an amount of GHc1,500 and further pledged to give same amount on a quarterly basis till December, 2024.

“Ya-Ta Jina” is a popular Vagla Language program has been running on Bole based Nkilgi Fm on Wednesdays every week between the hours of 9:00pm and 10:00pm since 2017.

The programme which is widely listened across the Bole and Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Districts and parts of West Gonja District has projected and promoted the Vagla Language and the Culture of the Vagla people as well as the activities of Vagla Chiefs, Vagla Youth Association (VAYA) and Vagla Students Association (VAYA) in the Savannah Region.

Over the years, management of Nkilgi FM have not only provided free airtime to broadcast the programme but phone credit to the host and by extension, to some regular panelist which is completely inadequate for the smooth running of the program.

Nkilgi has decided to withdraw it’s assistance of GHc400 a month because of financial challenges meaning it will become difficult for the program to run smoothly.

The Host of “Ya-Ta Jina” Mr Mahamadu Eddie Adams therefore launched an urgent appeal for support in terms of telephone credit, fuel suppport for Host & Resource Persons and if possible a weekly token for Nkilgi Fm that has given us free air time for the programme for six years running.

It is in the light of this the Bole MP decided to vome in to support with his widows might.

Speaking to Nkilgi Fm Mr Tahiru Iddisah Omega who is the Spokesperson of the MP for Bole-Bamboi Constituency said said Nkilgi Fm used to help the program but the MP decided to come in so that the program which is educative continues for the benefit of Vagla listeners.

He added that the support from the MP for the Bole-Bamboi Constituency will help sustain this all important Vagla Language program in order to continue to project and promote the Vagla Languag and Vagla identity.

The Host of “Ya-Ta Jina” Mr Mahamadu Eddie Adams was full of praise for the MP. He said Nkilgi fm has been running the Vagla programme since 2017 without assistance and that it is becoming difficult to run the programme which so educative. According to him the assistance will help rejuvenate the programme.