US envoy hails Zodiak as pillar of Malawi democracy

US ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer has singled out Zodiak Broadcasting Services as a clear example of a media house shaping Malawi’s politics and democracy citing the first ever presidential debates in the run up to the 2014 polls.

US Ambassador Virginia Palmer hails Zodiak

US Ambassador Virginia Palmer hails Zodiak

Palmer said it was pleasing that Zodiak was among key media groups in Malawi that is keeping leaders transparent and accountable to the people.

She was speaking at Zodiak offices on Tuesday in Lilongwe when she paid a courtesy call.

“This is good for democracy and good governance,” said Palmer who said media is key to informing people about the public sector reform programme so that in turn they make contributions.

She said the reforms can be well effective and efficient only if there are contributions from ordinary Malawians.

The US envoy said everyone, including the media, have a role to play to make Malawi free of hunger and have their basic things in life.

She said sometimes politicians avoid making tough decisions on crucial issues in fear of losing votes in the next elections, saying the media has a role to play to guide politicians in such situations.

ZBS managing director Gospel Kazako said the radio station fights for gender equality, ensuring that girls are retained in school, Malawi is hunger free, fight deforestation and champion climate change matters among others.

Zodiak this year is celebrating 10 years of its existence as a private commercial broadcaster and has won Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi chapter awards year after year.

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Chingwe cha mbuzi
Guest

What is the name of the Ambassador again? Virgin Palmer or Vagina Palmer? School me.

nsanjeport
Guest

Better be governed by ZBS..mxiii

Eye Witness
Guest

Chikaggo ka Peter ndikachaninso? Tell me?

Bambo a mwana
Guest

Palibe cholakwika apa kuti Palmer honoured her courtesy call to ZBS. Anthu ophunzira sch modzudzika ngati APM komaso this stupid commentator would not want to be seen in such so called common places. umafuna palmer abwere ku den kwa mbuyako. umbuli basi. these guys are advised to be like romans when in rome. so what are u insinuating here?

Kenkkk
Guest
Stupid double standards you dpp thugs. When donors utter a single word of praise for this thieving govt, you all like them and try to tell us oh listen even the donors are praising us but when the same donors criticize the govt or support the opposition, you dpp thugs are all up in arms calling them all sorts of insulting names. The USA and uk should continue poking their noses in our affairs because that is the only time this thieving govt seem to listen. A good example the USA warning on drugs thieving, look now you seem to… Read more »
Achimidzimidzi
Guest

MBC TV, with all the all the resources at hand, can not beat ZODIAK in their programming and professionalism. Pure amateurs.

Shame, I can not work at MBC TV

kudya
Guest

Siza MBC kukondera basi.

Ndata
Guest

All I am scared about Zodiak is that at this pace DPP will burn your vehicles again. However I know the more they use their violent trademark the more you get strengthened.

SONG
Guest

Tereza Temweka Ndanga, strong lady journalist I have never seen. If she managed to put Mthalika at ease to come on the floor during the controversial press conference where tables were being bunged. I feel such ladies are few in as far as the media is concerned. We are behind you Tereza and always pray for your success. When you have program we stop what we were doing and listen to your facts. Zodiak please care this woman. We also amdala Brian Banda no nonsense man if comes to media question. We are proud of you guys.

Issa
Guest

number 1and 3 should go and sleep, muklira kwambiri pomwe ife tikukondwa kwambiri. Peter will rule mpaka 2019 koma adzitsegula mmimba akamapanga dzopusa.

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