Dr. Love Konadu, the celebrated radio broadcaster based in Obuasi will be celebrating her two decades on radio. The host of the ‘Afternoon jam’ show on Time 96.9 FM has been one of the pioneering female voices in Obuasi and the Ashanti Region at large.
The Songstress, Reverend minister and Ambassador of Obuasi Sikakrom Association has carved a niche for herself as a philanthropist who has impacted positively on the lives of the youth, women and vulnerable in the society through her Mama Love Foundation.
Arguably the most outstanding female radio presenter who cut her teeth in radio as a news caster at the first private radio station in Obuasi, Shaft FM in 2003 has been very consistent on radio transitioning from being from a brunch time host to a drive time host, a morning show host, a secretary and an event manager.
Throwing more light on her impending 20th anniversary, Miss Konadu described her time on radio as very impactful, touching the lives of underprivileged in society, spreading the gospel and given a voice to the voiceless.
She said it was important to shed more light on her journey so far and motivate up and coming Journalists to be diligent and learn the ethics of Journalism.
“I want to use the opportunity to drum home the essence of responsible journalism to the young ones”.
Activities lined up for the anniversary include; free skilled training program for GHAMSU at Obuasi Wesley Methodist Cathedral on Saturday 8th July, 2023, free skilled training program at KNUST Obuasi Campus at Obuasi Sports Club on 14th July, 2023, Health Walk, Health screening and Fufu Party in collaboration with AGA Health Foundation on Friday 4th August, 2023 at AGA club House Wawase.
Climaxing activities for the 20th anniversary celebration will be a book launch and Love praise on 21st September, 2023.
Recounting her achievements so far, the Reverend minister said her focus has remained impacting the society especially students positively by training them through her Mama love foundation.
She said through her foundation, she has registered 17,000 people made up of the aged, vulnerable and children unto the National Health Insurance Scheme.
She intimated that, she has trained 1000s of people including National service personnel in skills development program to make them employable and self-sustaining. ” I have also supported the training of welders as well as opened a fashion and design center to train young and vulnerable girls in Obuasi and beyond”.
Dr. Love Konadu further revealed that she has facilitated the distribution of books to school children, all from the proceeds from the music she does.
“I also organise women empowerment summit for widows and give them startup capital too”.