A call has been sent out to Muslims in Malawi to start sending their views on what they should expect [content] from TV Islam which is about to be rolled out soon.
The call from the senior advisor to the project Sheikh Mustahab Ayami come after Muslims in country complaints about the low coverage on the public service broadcaster compared to other religions.
Muslims have long been complaining that the state-run MBCtv gives less airtime to Islamic programs than it gives to Christian programs.
The awarding of a license to the TV Islam in 2013 was therefore good news to Muslims in the country but hope began to fade when there was no word from the project managers on the roll out of the TV station.
But Sheikh Ayami is urging Muslims not to lose hope saying they have so far identified a place where the station will be situated.
“The TV station will be housed in the Globe House at Yiannakis in Limbe, Blantyre.”
He said they have so far designed the studio and they are also visiting other existing television stations to appreciate what they are doing so that when “we roll out we should give our viewers nothing but the best.”
“Malawians to start sending their views on the how they want their TV to be operating by sending emails to [email protected].”
Islam is the second largest religion in Malawi after Christianity. It accounts for 36% of the country’s now 16million population.