MBC run by Mungomo ‘familly affair’, staffers irked

The propensity by former State House press officer Albert Mungomo and his wife Gloria Banda to turn public broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) into a ‘bedroom’ affair has irked fellow staffers who claim the behaviour is making them work in fear.

Mungomo and his wife Gloria

Mungomo and his wife Gloria

Mungomo who is MBC’s Director of Programmes is said to have been making unilateral decisions without consulting fellow managers.

According to Nyasa Times sources at the corporation’s Chichiri Studios, Mungomo and Banda – overseer of all announcers at MBC – are said to be moving members of staff at will in ‘bedroom’ orchestrated decisions.

A staffer cited the decision to move Patricia Sundu (Head of Outside Broadcasting) to elsewhere so that the position is given to Banda who already doubles as Deputy Head of Presentation.

“They are running MBC as a personal estate. How can one have two positions at the same time and be wanting to add another?” wondered a staffer who refused to be named.

Added our source: “They have created an environment of fear, and we want government to intervene.”

Apparently, Nyasa Times learnt, much as journalist Before Gumbi was appointed Head of Presentation, the couple is making him a control freak.

The two also allegedly ordered for the closure of MBC Radio 2 at some point without consulting the Radio’s personnel such as Frank Kandu, James Gumbwa, Raymond Sekeni, Stuart Matululu, Joy Nathu, Ephraim Nyirenda, Madalitso Kalamula, Julliet Royo and others.

And yet all this is happening under the watch of Aubrey Sambuleta – acting director – who can’t do anything, complained our source.

When contacted Mungomo asked Nyasa Times to write a questionnaire to which he replied: “I have forwarded your questions to MBC PRO Ruth Gama and she will come [back] to you but below is her phone number.”

Gama said she was travelling from Mzuzu to Blantyre and said she would only attend to the questionnaire once she settled. She did not and days have gone by without her word.

Mungomo, who is said to be in good terms with President Peter Mutharika, is reportedly poised to make life unbearable for anyone standing his way.

He openly declares himself political zealot for ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and that he is untouchable.

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chatty man
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Its like Fifty Shades of Grey!

Nganga
Guest

Ma radio ndi ma tv station onsewa, osangosiya ntchito bwanji.

Mwana wa Dorothy
Guest

The word ntchito confuses me very much. It is high time we implemented what our lecturers taught us.

Hot Iron
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A Mungomo pepani tasinthani anthu asamachite kudandaula chonchi. Pajatu pa chi Malawi timati anthu akamakudandaula ngozi ilipafupi ndiye zinazitu kumazipewa ndi bwino. Zikomo.

ackim maulidi
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Shame

mbuyun
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This is good news.

ochewa
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comment 100 ndiwe savage. Unalakwitsa, you meant unagona ndi mayi/sister kapenanso daughter wako. fotseki

Patriot
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Article proudly sponsored by Patricia Sundu

atate mbewe
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Bambo Mungomo Machende wanu, Mayi Gloria Banda, Bumbu lanu limanukha kwambili. Mukumbukile nthawi yomwe inu ndi ine tinanyengana. Zikomo.

ochewa
Guest

Nsanje a Malawi basi mwangodana naye Mungomo. Anakuuzani ndani kuti ma differences amapangidwa sort out pa public?

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