Volta Region, can now boast of its own TV station with well planned programmes to go with, including news in both local and English language.
Volta 1Television [V1TV] was launched over the weekend at the jubilee park in the Volta Regional capital, Ho
Programmes launched include; Morning Show, Ewe News, Political Programme, Islamic Programme, Ewe programme, Music and Entertainment, and sports.
The Awomefia of Anlo land, Togbui Sri, who was a guest speaker at the programme, said he was excited with the coming of the V1TV and hopes that Volta Region will have more developmental projects and investors in the region, as well as bring employment to the teeming youth in the region and beyond
“I believe through the V1TV,a lot of development will come to our region, as well as employment to the youth” Torgbui Sri said
He, however, commended the owners for a bold step and urged them to keep the standard in order to promote the region and its numerous tourists sites
The chairman for the occasion, Togbe Tepre Hodo , who is the Paramount Chief of Likpe Traditional Area, challenged management of the station to promote quality in their programmes.
He tasked management to invest in human resources, adding that it holds the key to the growth of the station
Togbe Tepre Hodo, who is also the Vice President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, assured the management of V1tv that the House will do all to help the station to promote the development of the region
Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamekloe, in his speech said he was hopeful that the TV, would do well just like others in the country .
He, however, bemoaned the workers to work hard and lift the image of the station and the region, so as to bring development to the region
“I believe the V1TV has a bright future, “Dr Nyaho said hopefully.
In his welcome address , the programme manager for the station, Egypt Kudoto, said V1TV, the first ever and only TV station to come to the Volta region, has come to stay and will be a pivot of unity in the Volta region, devoid of political interest
He said, the staff are well groomed for the job ahead and will make sure that Volta region is seen at the very top with its great programmes outlined to be rolled out
He also assured the traditional leaders of the station readiness to making sure that, tourism, as well as the rich culture of the region, is well promoted to attract foreign investors.
“V1TV will give good publicity to our rich culture as well as promote our unique tourist sites in order to attract good foreign investors,” Kudoto assured.
The first television station in the region, is powered by Broadcom Satellite Network and is on text transmission covering Africa and beyond and has programmes with local content like Ewe Nyadzodzowo[Ewe news] as well as health and entertainment programmes
Other programmes includes; Minyor [Awake] an Ewe programme ,offshore politics [a political show] and morning show dubbed Genesis, as well as Islamic programmes and many more .
The programme was graced by well known celebrities and dignitaries like John Dumelo, as well as the Ghanaian boxer, Issac Dogbey and many others
Volta 1 television can be access on multi TV channel.