Minister of Information and Communications Technology, I would realise that this is not the first time the nation is being subjected to that tune of restructuring or sanitising Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). A number of my predecessors pledged to fix the taxpayer-funded broadcaster, but they left it worse than they found it.
If I were Kazako, I would realise that an institution that goes out of its way to the extent of using obscenities against the whole Vice-President is ‘beyond repair’ unless there is genuine political will and transformative action from the powers that be.
I would realise that a public broadcaster that has thrown journalism ethics to the dogs to the extent of using swear words remorselessly has no room in modern journalism. The demolition mission ought to start as a matter of urgency to pave the way for the construction of a better MBC for everyone, not just the parties in power.
Oh yes, if I were the minister with vast experience in broadcasting, I would appreciate that professionalising MBC is not an easy task unless it is freed from peddling propaganda of governing parties, but there are several roadmaps to depoliticisation of the State broadcaster gathering dust in my office.
Being someone familiar with the institution, having worked there before, I certainly know which buttons to touch and, therefore, I would realise that it is time to get started and let the people judge after five months of my probation.
Unfortunately, I am not Gospel.