Govt tells MBC to open up ahead of 2019 tripartite elections

Government has reassured the general public that the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) will remain open to serve all Malawians in accordance with its mandate as a public broadcaster ahead of the forthcoming tripartite elections.

Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Henry Mussa, made the commitment on Wednesday when he visited the public broadcaster in Blantyre.

I have appealed to MBC as a public broadcaster to rise above petty party politics and serve the nation sincerely in a professional and a countable manner, said Mussa.

He said in the advent of social media where fake news tends to sensationalize and speculate issues, the nation depends on the public broadcaster as a credible source of

information.

I have also asked MBC to share content of national interest with other media houses so that the entire nation is equally informed and educated on matters of national importance, said Mussa.

MBC Director General, Aubrey Sumbuleta said that the public broadcaster will provide fair coverage to all players in the forthcoming tripartite elections.

Source: MANA Online

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