Tuesday, 13 March 2012

[creative-radio] Zambia: Radio stations to go national


Government says it will soon open up the airwaves to allow private radio stations expand their radius and cover the whole nation.
Information, Broadcasting and Labour Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga disclosed that government is willing to spread media coverage so that Zambians can have information about what is taking place in other parts of the country.

Mr. Malupenga says all community radio stations willing to
expand their coverage area should start preparing their equipment.
He said this is because government is in the process of putting in place the Independent Broadcasting Authority -IBA.

He says a well informed citizenry will make informed decisions which will help government serve them better.

And Mr. Malupenga has reassured media practitioners in the country that government will never interfere in their operations unless they go beyond what is allowed by law.

He says the Independent Broadcasting Authority -IBA and the Freedom of Information law might be in place before the end of the year.
He says the law will help enhance the operations of the media.
He was speaking on a special programme on Oblate Radio Liseli in Mongu.


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