MCP says state broadcaster MBC favouring ruling DPP

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) MP for Lilongwe Msozi South, Vitus Dzoole Mwale has told parliament that he state-run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) remains biased.

Dzoole Mwale: MBC is serving DPP

Dzoole Mwale: MBC is serving DPP

Mwale said the tax run MBC is favouring the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in its coverage.

“We can see the way they handle issues or events. For example, there was a wedding ceremony at Senior Chief Chadza where the Leader of Opposition, Right Honourable Dr Lazarus Chakwera, the State President and other dignitaries, including the Chewa King, were in attendance.

“However, I was astonished, horrified and flabbergasted to see a blackout on the Leader of Opposition, nothing was seen [on television]. The question centre on when is this institution, MBC, going to be freed so that the tax payers of this country enjoy their money,” said Mwale.

Politicians in power have all along abuse the state broadcaster which has the widest reach.

Since the re-introduction of multiparty democracy in Malawi in 1994, there has always been an outcry that successive governments have abused the publicly-funded MBC.

Opposition figures only appear on state radio or television in unflattering stories like court appearances.

The Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa said the DPP-led government is “doing everything possible” to bring in the House the related pieces of legislation that would end up freeing MBC.

“ In the interim, Mr Speaker, Sir, government has encouraged MBC to exercise its own editorial independence,” said Nankhumwa.

He claimed that government has no time to dictate to MBC on its editorial independence.

“We have left each and everything in their hands to work professionally, ethically and in a way that would interest or satisfy members of the general public than being biased towards one side,” he said.

The government spokesman said the DPP will soon table the amended Communications Act of 1998 that will guide us diligently on how MBC will proceed and other related agencies .

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Zakwathu
Guest

Sumbuleta,Mungomo and his wife Gloria are torturing MBC Staff and they are challenging that nobody can remove them from MBC,Please MPs dont allocate anything to MBC,The money goes to their pockets with fake activities.We are working in fear here at MBC

mbani
Guest

You have the numbers at parliament just abolish it I ve been saying this thus ur duty as an MP

Weniweni Balakasa
Guest

give them k1 budgetary allocation.

Weniweni Balakasa
Guest

Teach them another lesson of K1 budgettary allocation for them to change. MBC IS FOR DPP party not govt

chindele
Guest

Mps should should trim the mbc budget. And are there still some pple listening to mbc and watching mbc tv?

Nkhedu
Guest

Wasted generation

Bwande
Guest

So you people still watch the premitive MBCtv? Nothing professional from this pathetic broadcaster. BTV and SABC are miles far ahead of this Mulakho TV. No wonder you see mistakes all over from adverts to sign posts. Ndi mabulutu okhaokha

Bongozozo
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Why worry about MBC nowadays when we have so many media houses to tune to? MBC will never change. It will always remain a government of the day propanga machine. At least Amayi tried to liberalise it but every body knew that with the coming back of DPP, MBC would go back to the dogs. I really do not need to tell you which TV or Radio station to tune to. Eish!

CHAKWERA NDI TOMBOLOMBO
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CHAKWERA NDI TOMBOLOMBO

Pa Mbc Amene Sindimamumvetsa Ndi Paul Kamanga. Nkhani Amawelenga Ngati Akudya Mbatata Yootcha Mkamwa. Pliz Musamamuike Kuti Adziwelenga Nkhani. Tie Yake Amakhala Ngati Ikumufinya Pakhosi Chinde Asamawelenge Nkhani Amatilowa Mmakutu Paul Kamanga Ameneyi.

dzina langa
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tinasiya kuonera mbc tv. timaonera pa channel ena anzeru osati mbutuma zaku mbc tv. akumadzitengq ngati iwowo ndiye opambana akamachemerera zitsilu zawozo za achina nankhumwa kaliyati petulo ndi ena a midnight clue and henchmen. i wish boko haram was close to seize the station. there is poor everything at the tv channel. long live times zodiak otha ntchito amaonekedwe abwino osati nkhwangwa za anthu ku mbc. mwamva……

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