DPP says not in control of Malawi Broadcasting Corp

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says it is not in control of state funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) after accusations that the tax payer funded radio and television are more of a ruling party propaganda machinery than a public broadcaster.

Kasaila: DPP not in control of MBC

Kasaila: DPP not in control of MBC

DPP publicity secretary Francis Katsaira , who is also Foreign Affairs Minister and leader of government in arliament, said to the contrary MBC has programmes tailored to suit the public not the ruling party.

“You can see than that they are more professional than ever before. Just two years ago they were used by a political party, not anymore,” said Kutsaira in reference to Peoples Party.

Of late, MBC has been attacking opposition leaders whilst glorifying the ruling party leaders. It usually covers the opposition for bad reasons very contrary to how they cover the ruling party elite.

The chairman of MBC is Moffat Banda, a die hard sympathizer of the ruling DPP whilst the director general is Aubrey Sumuleta, another die hard follower of the DPP.

There have been calls to reduce the powers of the President by puting MBC under the arm pits of parliament, calls President Peter Mutharika has quashed.

Katsaira said the ruling DPP has no control over the state MBC although the government has.

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15 thoughts on “DPP says not in control of Malawi Broadcasting Corp”

  1. Nzoona Ndithu says:

    Their manifesto programme is a case in point. Many of us are not part of their manifesto. But look at how MBC is forcing us to think foolishly

  2. christopher yotamu says:

    Ayi zilibwino kwa inu olamula osati oonela ndi omverafe

  3. Biriwiri wa Biriwita says:

    If DPP is not in control may be its the MCP. Kodi anthu amene mumamvera /kuonera MBC radio/ TV mumasowa zoonera? Kasaila is one of the people in the ruling party amene amandinyansa kwambiri! I dont knw kuti amene amamusa nkha kukhala party spokesman/ Foreign Affairs and Internatio nal Co-oparation amagaza chani? Kapena akufuna kuononga ubale ndi maiko, this fool has no depromacy atall!

  4. Kasaila intitute a survey and ask people about which media house they love. You’ll be surprised. MBC can not make the top 5. Stupid minister. You think all Malawians are stupid as you are? Keep on telling Malawians lies and never be surprised that this country is moving backwards big time.

  5. kenneth says:

    katsaira ndiwe chindele & chijila, don’t u see that MBC speaks only the glory dpp. what a stupid minister with a day light lies.

  6. Nyamakumutu says:

    It’s true because you are indeed not in control of anything in this country. If then you are not in control of the mare radio or tvstation what then are you in control of. You have lost direction just resign and go home.

  7. NZIKA says:

    Moses Kunkuyu and Benson Tembo tried to open up MBC. We could see the likes of Dausi criticizing Joyce Banda right on MBC. What became of Kunkuyu and Benson Tembo? We saw the young minister being moved to the then ministry of tourism and Benson Tembo reduced to a mere figure head at the institution. Malawi Politics

  8. Lucas says:

    A board chair a MBC adagwa pa chisankho chapita cha 2014 ku Dowa ataimira DPP.

  9. Kenkkk says:

    I feel sorry for you Kasaila for being forced to spit out unashamedly blatant lies. Shame on you and all your dpp cohorts.

    We will be believe you when Mbc starts showing Laz or other opposition leaders or people criticising Peter and his clueless
    Dpp govt. Only then that we will start to believe Mbc is unbiased. Just take a leaf from countries where real democracy is in motion, there is no such thing as the govt or ruling party monopolising public media houses. Actually it is the ruling parties or govts that are the ones who complain about the bias of public media against them.

    So Mbc start allowing programmes where pro and non pro govt entities are given equal time to criticise each other.

    Mbc is tax payers funded and we are tired of seeing and hearing only stupid boot licking dpp thugs on air or TV. Aren’t you surprised that most people have abandoned Mbc and have gone other better media houses?

  10. true patriot says:

    I honestly believe that Malawian politicians think that we are all as stupid as they are. Who doesn’t see that MBC is just the mouth piece of the ruling party? I dare say that MBC’s professionalism is at the lowest level since the dawn of multiparty. Ironically, MBC was comparatively more professional during Bingu’s reign!

    These days any news bulletin is 80%APM or DPP diaries! The opposition is never featured unless it is a negative (for the opposition) or some renegade opposition functionary has said something tasteful in the eyes of the ruling party!

    Sadly, all MBC employees have completely thrown professionalism to the dogs in their quest for easy shortlived glory. No wonder they campaign aggressively during elections to ensure their political masters remain in power! This is the tragedy called Malawi…

  11. James Ntodwe says:

    Board Chair all bwanji? Ukape wa boma ili kuika munthu wa MCP young pioneers as Board Chair. Myopia chani. Anthubanuba DPP kuwasiya kunja. Dikirani muone malodza May akubwerayu

  12. Aggressive Sande says:

    DPP asked Sumbuleta to send away to Mangochi Ronald Amosi soon after Mutharika won the elections because he (Ronald) worked for Amai. Ndi zonama zimenezo. DPP asked Jane Banda to stop presenting the Exclusive and reading news so that she should just be in the back ground because she was thought to have worked for amai. Ndi zonaanso zimenezo? DPP sent sent Peter Makawa on suspension because he asked Mutharika a question which sent him off balance. Za bodza zimenezi? DPP asked Sumbuleta to ensure that the VP receives passive coverage. Kanani apa. DPP advised that Mutharika enjoys unlimited coverage including long and boring rebroadcast. DPP recently asked MBC to castigate the Speaker and rout the story on TV. Kanani. DPP recently employed for MBC 32 party diehards when the institution is struggling financially with Internet disconnected. While the so called MD for MBC screws willy-nilly female employees, the DPP administration watches and claps hands.

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  14. pido says:

    Tell the nation who is in control Bulutu iwe

  15. Jahan says:

    “The ruling DPP has no control, but the gvt has..”
    Am sorry, does DPP know the difference between party and gvt? Which cars, money do you use to go to political rallies?
    The way this gvt thinks Malawians are stupid makes them looks stupid!

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