Local celebrated city emcee& radio10 presenter, Kate Gustave Nkuruzinza revealed that the money he gets from emceeing at events doubles his monthly salary as radio presenter.
“I make additional Rwf 300,000 in a month from emceeing at events,” says Mc Kate Gustave.
Kate urges presenters to think out of the box and start small businesses to boost their income.
Rwanda boasts of more than 30 radio stations and more are still coming but the salary of radio presenters remains the same.
K-FM is the only radio station with a competent monthly package for the presenters, with a minimum salary of Rwf 300,000 compared to other private radios that pay between Rwf 50,000-300,000 net salaries.
Private radio stations include Flash Fm, Contact Fm, K-Fm, Radio 10, City radio Fm, Authentic, Isango star.
Presenters hope to form an association to address their routine problems which include low salaries.
Low salaries in media sector especially in showbiz industry, is the root cause of corruption vices that hinder development.