Dziko Radio joins broadcasting boom for Malawi: Mtumodzi is station head

A new radio station set to be on air in the country soon is a Lilongwe based Dziko FM radio station.

According to the radio’s Chief Executive  Officer, Chikumbutso Mtumodzi, Dziko FM was on July 2013 fully gazetted by the government Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) as a national radio station following the issuance of a license in 2009.

He further explained: “The radio is to broadcast via satellite live from Malawi’s Capital Lilongwe, the radio station will strive to provide the most accurate and balanced, objective and clarified news programmes targeting all spheres of life and all sectors of people in the society regardless of racial, religious, political, tribal or any other inclination without fear or favour, affectionate or ill will.”

Mtumodzi also said the radio’s pride and priority would be to endeavor promoting harmony and diversity while contributing to an inclusive, cohesive and culturally-diverse of the Malawian society.

Chikumbutso Mtumodzi: Boss for Dziko radio

Chikumbutso Mtumodzi: Boss for Dziko radio

He pointed out  that the station will pursue the principles of democracy, access and equity, especially for people and issues not adequately represented in other media outlets.

Government through Minister of Information, Mosses Kunkuyu, was recently reported to have urged the stations to practice fair and balanced reporting, saying;

“It is a clear manifestation that government has its priority towards empowering Malawians through information knowledge. Government will ensure that diversity of views in the media is guaranteed. One way of doing this will be the continued granting of broadcasting licenses to independent television and radio stations,” Kunkuyu was quoted explaining.

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