US envoy trusts Malawi media, visits Times: ‘Put government on its feet’

United States (US) Amabssador to Malawi, Virginia Palmer, has said she has trust in Malawi’s mainstream news organisations and called for the media to continue putting government on its feet to ensure good governance.

US Ambassador Virginia Palmer: Media is vital

Palmer said the media should continue its watchdog role so  that there is transparency and accountability in the management of government affairs.

She made the remarks when she visited  Malawi’s news giant Times Media Group in Blantyre.

“The media is incredibly important to everything in Malawi. To accountability, to donor funds being spent well, and to ensuring that there is good follow up on all that.

“I have a lot of trust in the Malawi media. And it needs to eb protected because it is precious,” said Palmer on Times TV.

Palmer said the role of the media is “to keep the State on its honest toes.”

She said media houses which have credibility should safeguard that.

The US ambassador also bemeoaned the antagonism between  the media and government.

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  1. mtete says:

    Chonde inform Trump on our behalf that US trained lawyers APM ( one time renown US professor of law)and Chaponda (him of Yale) have messed up Malawi and that the duo are the masterminds of the infamous Cashgate scandal. Please tell US citizens that millions of Kwacha and thousands of dollars were found in Chaponda’s house and that there is no doubt similar amounts, if not more, are very likely stashed in APM’s and other DPP Guru’s houses. Tell Transparency International that Malawi being ranked as one of the most corrupt is because of none other than the DPP government and Joyce Banda government to a reasonable extent. Please ask the US CIA to assist in bridging down this corrupt regime which has no shred of regard for its people. Please inform US citizens that drugs are scarce in hospitals, teachers and civil servants get paid late, pensioners are having their money stolen etc etc and yet individuals are hoarding millions in their houses. Donor funded. projects in Malawi are always at risk because of corrupt government procurement practice. Parastatals are havens for DPP procurement involving supply of unwanted items.
    We have a big problem.

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