Chiradzulu: Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Thursday expressed interest to document development stories in all the country’s districts.
Presenting the idea to Chiradzulu District Council during a stakeholders meeting, MBC’s Controller of Programmes, Steven Maseya said there were a lot of positive stories happening in the country’s districts which people would want to know.
We did a research on what type of stories people would like to watch on MBC TV and the findings showed that people would want to watch real stories that are happening in the country.
We are a public broadcaster and our core value is to inform, educate and entertain. These cannot be fulfilled if we lack information. So our coming here is to let you Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and government sectors working here in Chiradzulu to contact us to document your success stories, he said.
Maseya, however, singled out inadequate resources as a factor hampering such efforts, saying the public broadcaster is not partnered to NGOs. He said that was why MBC wanted to partner with councils, NGOs and government agencies to document stories that people would want to see.
He added that most of the times MBC play songs on television because of lack of programs to show.
The public broadcaster’s controller of programs further said they did not want BBC to come to Malawi and expose stories happening in the country when they have the capacity to do so.
In his comment on the proposal, District Commissioner (DC) for Chiradzulu Malango Botomani said it was a welcome idea and advised stakeholders and government sectors to work with MBC for their stories to be told.
She said it would be good for people to know the impact stakeholders and government sectors are bringing in the lives of people in the district.
MBC has already documented and aired stories from Chikwawa and Nsanje and is yet to reach other districts.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA