Kudos to State House press team for weekly updates: Media must step up!

State House director of communication Sean Kampondeni, press secretary Brian Banda  and media marketer Martha Chikuni need to be commended for the Weekly Media Briefs initiative which, as Nyasa Times, we welcome as a remarkable stride in actualizing a government that is responsible, transparent and accountable to its people.

Officials at the press briefing

We believe that to achieve a government that responsible, transparent and accountable, Malawians need to be armed with information with regards to policy decisions on how they are governed.

This, however, will remain a distant dream if there is no communication between those who governs and those who are being governed.

That is why the move by State House communications to be holding weekly briefing is quite welcome as it represents a platform where the public, through the media, will have the chance to scrutinize and provide timely feedback with regards to every policy decision by government.

The onus, now, is on us, the media, to thoroughly research and engage State House from quite an informed perspective. And also dig deeper other than just getting the  take home official message.

It will be embarrassing to have a media that wastes this opportunity through raising irrelevant and out of topic questions that, eventually, will not help the public understand key issues affecting them.

We believe media managers are already investing in their journalists so that, through them, the public benefits from the opening initiated by State House communications team.

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FORGIVE THEM
FORGIVE THEM
9 days ago

I thought it’s the state house press team which will be updating what the president has done that particular week?
I don’t think it’s the president who will be having these pressers, that’s what I heard on the radio and television

Tsogolo langa
Tsogolo langa
10 days ago

It was very refreshing! Well done guys!! It’s indeed a new day in Malawi

Chilima
Chilima
10 days ago

We dont need this that stupid president is only missing the former job ya ubusa

The Judge
The Judge
9 days ago
Reply to  Chilima

Inuso tangopitani ku Chipatala akuthandizeni!

Mathanyula
9 days ago
Reply to  Chilima

If you have nothing to say it’s better to remain quiet otherwise you show how shallow your mind is by writing rubbish as a comment.

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
10 days ago

This is rubbish and a waste of time and other resources. Who do you think will sit down to listen to your nonsensical tirades? As Malawians we have better things to do than listen to ‘castle-building’ in the air stories which will bore us and retard our hard working spirit. So Chakwera is always obsessed with giving empty speeches which goes back to his pastoral days when he stood in front of his congregation on Sundays to preach? If he badly misses those days, the best he could do is just to retrace his steps. The most sickening thing is… Read more »

The Judge
The Judge
10 days ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

You are just stupid and bitter, we Malawians meaning who and who? You are just foolish bastard by nature! Zisiyeni ndiza anthu okonda mtendele izi.
By the way, tell your DPP and yourself that you are in Opposition.
New Malawi is here!
Idiot.

Jason Mlowoka
Jason Mlowoka
10 days ago
Reply to  The Judge

Inu mukhalira yotukana yomweyo anzanu akudya masuku. Cheerleaders all the way. The fact that you have responded with crude and bullish tone shows that the message has sunk and reached its intended recipients.

The Judge
The Judge
9 days ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

That has proved that what Chakwera is doing is very recommendable in this Country my friend! This is new Malawi. We are tired of DPP thieves! Ulendo uno munva m,bebe ndipo simunati mpaka 2084 woooo!

Mathanyula
9 days ago
Reply to  Jason Mlowoka

Old habits diehards. So it was pleasing to see gogo petulo sleeping on duty at state house? Gogo petulo could only wake up when Malawians started to murmur about his where about or even about his death. This is not gogo petulo at state house. It is Dr. Chakwera. That is why you see such changes. If you are not confortable with these changes please just avoid listening to the press briefings otherwise reality will ctch up with you

Moses Jimmy
Moses Jimmy
10 days ago

Very great indeed. But i think it would be wise to include the use our national language (chichewa ) during ma briefing amenewa. As we all know kuti the majority of our nation can communicate and follow easly in our own languages. Tikumaonapo atolankhani ena akudziluma malilime kulephera kuphanyani mchingelezi. Dint get me wrong. Im just reminding kuti cholinga chachikulu cha ma brieefing awa ndi kuti munthu wakumudzi pa wailesi azitsatila momwe dzikolathu likuyendela. Long live malawi

Me you
Me you
10 days ago

Please find out during the next brief how much the country is spending at each brief. We have 52 weeks in a year and we need to know if the value of these briefs and its cost are in tandem.

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