Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has asked Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to extend its coverage to all political parties registered in the country.
Dausi, who is also official government spokesperson, said this yesterday when he inaugurated newly-refurbished structures at MBC Television at Kwacha and MBC Radio Station offices at Chichiri in Blantyre.
The minister said currently Malawi has about 58 registered political parties and, as a public broadcaster, MBC must ensure it serves all of them.
On his part, MBC director general Aubrey Sumbuleta said the institution embarked on the refurbishments to provide a conducive environment to both staff and visitors.
According to Communications Act section 87(2)(a), MBC shall, in the provision of its public broadcasting services, function without any political bias and independently of any person or body of persons.
Recently, MBC received rare praise from the British High Commissioner Holy Tett who commended the public broadcaster for its transformation and giving the public “positive and developmental stories.” n