The official opening of this year’s E-Wallet singing competition came with a bold speech by one of its sponsors, Zodiak Television, challenging Malawians to invest in local initiatives for the good of the country.
Gospel Kazako, who is Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) managing director, said Malawi needs commitment from its citizens to develop.
“Development starts with us local people. We should not wait for people from foreign countries to come here and tell us what to do to develop our nation because the keys to unlocking different opportunities are with us right here. Therefore, I would like to urge Malawians to cultivate a culture of investing in our local initiatives like E-Wallet,” said Kazako.
He said if Malawians will not take pride in their own initiatives by supporting them, no one will on their behalf.
“Let us take pride in our country and local initiatives. If we have a negative perception on our country and keep on saying that Malawi will never develop then who is going tosay positive things about our country and start developing it? It starts with us with the little that we have for us to be there. Nobody starts from the top. But we need to join hands to realise a dream that will take Malawi to the next level,” said Kazako.
Kazako said Zodiak Television invested in E-Wallet to support home grown industries to grow and serve its audience better.
“If we don’t promote local talent or do anything that is in the best interest of our country then we must ask ourselves what we are doing to make our country better. It is the responsibility of every Malawian, including the private sector to contribute to the socio-economic development of Malawi. The little something we can do can help to complement government’s agenda of uplifting Malawians and the country as a whole,” said Kazako.
Zodiak Television partnered with E-Wallet and made a contribution of grand prize-Nissan Tiida in order to contribute to the social status of the prospective Wallet star.