Kazako says MBC resisting change: Malawi taxpayer-funded broadcaster should not be used as propaganda tool

Minister of Information and Malawi government spokesperson  Gospel Kazako says President Lazarus Chakwera is not impressed with the slow pace at taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

Kazako: It is important to ensure that laws were being followed

The straight talking Kazako said this on Wednesday when he met members of staff of the MBC at Golden Peackock in Blantyre.

Kazako said MBC is resisting to change.

He said some changes in positions at MBC are not aimed at persecuting or victimising some individuals.

The former broadcaster at MBC, Kazako also said Chakwera and his government are not happy that MBC continues to cover Tonse Alliance a lot at the expense of opposition parties.

According to Kazako, MBC has just replaced DPP with Tonse.

“The Tonse Alliance government has learnt a lot from the past. We don’t want MBC to continue to be used as a propaganda tool,” said Kazako.

He has gone further to tell MBC staff to forget about politics.

Kazako has also questioned why most news items on MBC are about cabinet ministers and reduced to a presidential diary bulletin.

On changes in positions , Kazako has urged the people who have been promoted not punish or ridicule others.

The minister said there was need to change faces at MBC and bring in new programmes.

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True son of malawi
True son of malawi
5 months ago

Iwe kazako, usatipusitse I’ve ayi! Unali Ku MBC konko ndipo ukudziwa zomwe zakhala zikuchitika. Mesa nthawi imeneyo umakhala Ku chilomoni kwa nthukwa? Usauze anthu zabodza ayi, anthufe tidzimva ngati ukunena zowona pomwe ukumawauza zochita chapansipansipo. Remember that chakwera appointed u as minister to appease for being his mouthpiece munthawi ya DPP and nothing has changed with ur zodiak. Stop fooling us plz

Owens
Owens
5 months ago

kazako is a fool

Mofolo
Mofolo
5 months ago

Gospel I don’t know whether you are listening to trash that Zodiak is becoming? It is like MBC Radio and TV 3. At least the real MBC is being replaced by Zodiak don’t worry. Soon they will change for good as all praise singing is happening from Area 47 and not Chichiri as you claim

Zanga pheee mgwagwa
Zanga pheee mgwagwa
5 months ago

How he

Manyalira Mhone
5 months ago

The minister is giving advice to MBC when his own media house is practicing the same.

Prosper
Prosper
5 months ago

His media house can afford to do that because it is not funded by government.

Kingstone Job
Kingstone Job
5 months ago

Osaiwalatu Mr. Kazako kuti radio yanu posachedwapa pemphero limakhala kufika ponena kuti “Ngati ndichilango mutipatse china koma awa asalowenso m’boma.” Kusonyeza kuti ngakhala your own radio is not impartial”. Ifenso timafuna kuti boma lisinthe koma musawapange a MBC kukhala osailira inunso muli chimodzimodzi.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Some of us do not listen to MBC because it was spoiled during the last 26 years. If MBC continues doing the same bad things people would now start insulting the MCP led government. MCP has learnt a bitter lesson for being in opposition for 26 years. The party was lucky to have survived. Kenneth Kaunda’s party UNIP is almost dead. Very like DPP will die a natural death in a few years. So MBC must not tarnish MCP or the Tonse government. Kadzako do you know that most of the cadets are still there? Those people are relatives of… Read more »

Matchini
Matchini
5 months ago

Trump won because people did not want Hillary Clinton..chakwera won because people did not want mutharika. So people are tired with the traditional usual politics and politicians..by making news and programs 70% airtime to the ruling party..it slowly makes it boring and hated and creates a dislike and an appetite for the alternative I.e opposition. Zodiak radio make a fortune from providing the alternative.. same as al Jazeera cashes on the same item. Balanced news and coverage is what grows a media and make it self sustaining financially. So when you cover for example a news article about govt building… Read more »

Ngoni
Ngoni
5 months ago

You want MBC to change. Just do one thing. Change the laws so that neither the president not any minister should appoint positions or have any control on MBC.. you don’t expect any sensible journalist to criticize or sideline a government that has powers to fire him/her or silence him/her.

Abudz
Abudz
5 months ago
Reply to  Ngoni

For surev

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

apart from kamuzu! ena ose anangolowa kuyamba kugawa zindalama anthu kuyamba kulemera ngati angowedza cuma.
satanic money.
kuyamba kusiya kugwola ncita nkuyamba uhule. and now most of them are walking around look the
PENGUINS.

libertan
libertan
5 months ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

you are all over the place mate, economic liberalization and privatization gave those who already had it a chance hence the millionaires. Unfortunately, most of them were rent seekers with no growth plan. in other countries, entrepreneurs move faster than the government but this did not happen kwathu Kuno.

2: There is nothing like satanic money. leave religion out of politics.
3: Am guessing ukukamba za street hookers, personally i see no problem as long as u are old enough. ngati ukukamba zachiwerere let people enjoy there life, not everyone is miserable

The Patriot
The Patriot
5 months ago

This is a decoy. Even his very Zodiak runs with MCP propaganda and that’s how he got the ministerial position. These folks dont have to lie to us. They are the ones resisting change. Kanamizeni ana with your stories.

Zanga pheee mgwagwa
Zanga pheee mgwagwa
5 months ago
Reply to  The Patriot

How Gospel runs his media house is no concern of the Malawians. How MBC is run concerns us for it is run on People’s taxes.

Dan
Dan
5 months ago

Thank you for this minister but if we want to have a genuine reformed MBC we need review the MBC first. All the employees will always be conscious of you as politicians. They know that immediately you are in the wrong and they speak out you will use clauses to fire them. Secondly honorable why take the chaff from main office to regional offices? What you have done by transfering the chaff to other duty stations means you are abaiting mediocrity and that you are keeping them to go back at some point and do worse.Why not fire them ?… Read more »

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