Minister Kazako vows to ‘sanitise’ Malawi public broadcaster MBC: Sumbuleta says ‘we are professionals’

Newly-appointed Minister of Information Gospel Kazako has warned that there will be casualties Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) as government will restructure it in what he calls to “sanitise the taxpayer-funded public broadcaster so that it runs professionally.

Minister Kazako: MBC to be restructured and sanitised

MBC director general Aubrey Sumbuleta (L) tells Minister Kazako: We will correct our past mistaked, we are professional [my foot!]
Kazako , a former MBC broadcaster before he went on to establish his  multi-award winning  Zodiak Broadcasting Station, toured  MBC Television on Wednesday as part of his  familiarisation tour since his appointment last week.

 

The Information Minister, who has since resigned as Managing Director of Zodiak, said he will ensure that MBC runs in a professional and independent from political manipulation as was the case during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime.

“MBC belongs to people of Malawi and Malawi belongs to all Malawians. We want everyone to have equal opportunities,” said Kazako.

“Our President has been saying that we need to create a Malawi that gives equal opportunities to people on merit thus disregarding social background, party affiliation, tribe or region where one is coming from,” he explained.

Kazako said there will be a functional and position review at MBC to ensure it is run in a professional way as a public broadcaster it is legally mandated to be.

MBC director general, Aubrey Sumbuleta said the institution was ready to embrace change and correct previous mistakes where possible.

“Realistically, as professionals [sic], there are areas where we have done well and some we have not.

“That is a point of reflection that the minister referred to and certainly as professionals we will go back to the drawing board look at where we did well and where we did not and not repeat the same mistakes that were done,” said Sumbuleta.

Meanwhile, Minister Kazako also said he will soon operationalise the Access to Information (ATI) law to ensure that Malawians know what is happening in all sectors of the country.

He said ATI is one of the pillars of the Tonse Alliance led government to ensure transparency and accountability.

“This government is fully aware that it is here on trust and there is no reason for them to hide anything. The ATI will be operationalised very well and very quickly,” said Kazako.

“This government has come and Access to Information will be there,” he said.

The operationalise actually awaits the Minister’s approval as former pesident Peter Mutharika already assented  to it in February 2017 after parliamenr passed it in December 2016. The roll out was not set by the DPP.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Konzani MBC once and for
all malawians.

Benito
1 year ago

Sanitize it so that we can start watching it with children as a public broadcaster.

ANA ACHEPA
ANA ACHEPA
1 year ago

Ma cadets mitu sikugwila basi,kuvomela kuti zinachitika and osayamba kuzinamiza pano kuti mupanga regroup ai kkkkk maloto,mukuyenela kukhala pansi for sometime

Chriss
Chriss
1 year ago

Sumbuleta atavalanso suit ya DPP, bankha sangabeleke mbuzi. Njoka saweta.

joyce
joyce
1 year ago

A chitsiru sakudziwa chimenea chikupanga iye.

Zofu
Zofu
1 year ago

Kazako clean first of all your house ku Zodiak kwakoko azilandila msanga

Neno Banda
Neno Banda
1 year ago

Chosani top Management yonse achina Gumeni, Vincent, Gumeni, Sumbuleta etc. Nyasi zina ndi Greyson Chapita, Maseya, Hope, Phillip Business, Kuntambira. etc. Muchosenso ena macadet aku Administration, Finance, Procurement, News and Current Affairs, Programmes. Wordcya Sanitisation ikugwira bho. Kwadadza macadet ofunika azipita. Kwao kwatha. Gospel Mulungu azikudalisa kuti God should give you strength and wisdom.

Zebediya visunda
Zebediya visunda
1 year ago

Zodiak is owing MRA close to K2 billion in unpaid taxes related to paye, withholding tax and vat. How can such business man sanitize mbc? In fact gospel resigning from zodiak is like Thom mpinganjira resigning from fdh, it is impossible. They practically own

Wawo
Wawo
1 year ago

Bodza, ambuye apitilize kukulangani pansi pompano

Mavuto
Mavuto
1 year ago

Rumour has it that the minister’s wife, late flora nkusa nkhoma brawled with Patricia sundu live on mbc during their days at mbc. The cause of the brawl was established by a commission of enquiry to be the ministers oats, the hon was unceremoniously dismissed while the wife and concubine retained their jobs.

Wa Nick
Wa Nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Mavuto

This should be almost 15 -20 years ago.we should learn to live in the present.

Muhariwa
Muhariwa
1 year ago

Koma ndiye azimayi wagonekedwa pansi ambiri ku Zodiak. babvulidwa kwambiri basi kumangowerenga news za chichewa basi.

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