Malawi President brags about freeing the state-run broadcaster MBC

Malawi president Peter Mutharika says the past few months of his rule has demonstrated how serious his administration is in upholding the freedom of press in this Southern African country.

Mutharika claims MBC is independent

Mutharika claims MBC is  now free

Mutharika told Malawi journalists Tuesday on his return of the AU Summit in Ethiopia that his administration has already managed to transform the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) from state-run radio into public service broadcaster.

“We are committed to freedom of press. We have reformed the radio programs on MBC. Everyone is now covered.  Everyone who has something worthwhile to say they will be covered by MBC television or radio,” claimed  Mutharika.

He therefore said he was surprised with an accusation published in local media where some people [chairperson for the Media Institute for the Southern Africa, Malawi chapter Thom Khanje] accused his administration of failing to honour its commitment that it will pass the Access to Information Law.

Khanje said in a published statement that the failure by Mutharika’s administration to bring the Bill in current sitting of parliament has put government’s integrity into question.

But Mutharika said it is unwise to accuse him of failure on the bill.

“We have been in government for only six months and d we cannot introduce all the laws in one session of parliament. It also should be known that there are other four bills lined up for debate during the current sitting. These are Marriage Bill, Human body parts trafficking bill, Electronic transfer bill and the sachets liquor Bill. “

Mutharika said it is a fact that parliament cannot be able to debate all these bills in three weeks’ time “so other bills will be discussed during later sessions.”

He therefore asked Malawi journalists and all those pushing for the passing of the Information Bill to exercise more patience.

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Conex
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za bodza zokhazokha

Phirilamatiya
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Malawians, we should appretiate. The gvnt cannot just be in hurry to fulfill all the bills. I think we r in hurry. Nanu a Khanje tikukuonani kumene mukufuna. Mukufuna ku State house inuyo. Cant you dvise accordingly? Muli ndi phumatu.

kd
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za zii …

mathola
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zopusa zaufumu zanuz

Neymar
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Kaya amene mmaonela tvm, kaya mumati mbc bla bla bla..

No Fear Kelvin mahata
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No Fear Kelvin mahata

Ndikufuna malipiro anga zikakhala za MBC sindimvera zimenezo koma Nollywood.

Callister Daniel Phiri
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Callister Daniel Phiri

I blame JB for not jailing this imbecile president who is fooling Malawians on daily basis. Dzitsilu so ndi anyaphaphi anamuvotera coz of mulhakhoism. Mxiiiiiii. Boma la DPP ndichipsinjo. Kuno Ku MRA akungochotsa ntchito non lhomwes , ndikumayikamo alomwe okha okha. Iwe kamoto ndi Mbilizi wakoyo, samalani. Tikudziwa kuti nkhani yaku maliseche is also at centre stage kuchotsa anthu ntchito. Zatsala ndi zaka zochepa before another state funeral. A George Mankhwala abwerera where he belongs. There will be light again to Oscar , Derby et al.

zangazokha
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Kuduka mutu enanu mukamasowa ma coment muzingokhala , ziwakuti zenje lomwe umamukumbilamo nzako umagwelamo wekha . Back to sender!!!!! APM zake zikuyenda mumangovutika ndikumamutukwana ,inu tangolimbikilani muzafika pa iyeyu.

Eliam
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Mankhwala osamubwezeretsanso pa udindowo chifukwa ndiwakuba kwambiri. Angomuchotseratu ntchito chifukwa sangathandize ku MRAko.

amina
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Palibe nkhani apa. Mr President do you listen to MBC Radio or TVM? How many people listen to these two. Most families switch on to DSTV or other stations for better coverage. There is chaos at MBC. Khonzani nthawi isanathe

Fathi Alshdhaab
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surely information bill is more of priority than marriage bill cz anthu tili ksle mabanja unu a Pital simwapeze banja dzana..ndiye what marriage bill nionsense awyzeni ana anuwi asakwatidwe mpaka 18 or amwauze amalize college!

SOLOMONS PALACE WISDOM
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SOLOMONS PALACE WISDOM

MOST MALAWIANS WATCH “TIMES TV” AND NOT TVM

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