Callers this week (2-8 December 2020) to Radio Ergo’s independent feedback platform were mostly concerned about the worsening invasions of locusts across many parts of the country. The biggest number of calls came from Galmudug, with other significant numbers from Sanag in the north, and Hiran and Middle Shabelle in the south. Callers in Puntland and Mudug were concerned about rising costs of food and the inability to spend shillings. Callers reported drought conditions in Togdher, Hiran, and Gedo. There were several calls to the Radio Doctor about COVID19 symptoms.
The feedback platform is open for listeners to call in on the topic of their choice. We listen to and transcribe the messages received and compile weekly reports, as a way of sharing these local voices among a wider community, including national and international decision-makers and responders.