Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi has urged journalists in the country to report on positive issues happening in the country.
The minister said this yesterday during an interactive meeting with members of Nyika Media Club in Mzuzu.
Dausi said the media should be in the forefront in spearheading the country’s development by, among other things, reporting about the unique tourism destinations Malawi has.
“Our understanding is that you are the key stakeholders in the development of this country in line with patriotism principles we are advancing. Negative stories will take us nowhere,” he said.
The minister then promised to send some journalists abroad for further studies.
“I would like to bring to your attention that government is aware of the need for our media practitioners to be well qualified. It is through such ventures that we can improve on objective reporting. We have a programme the President made with Singapore to offer scholarships to you so that you should be very professional,” said Dausi.
He reminded the journalists of projects government is implementing.
“We have the national identity card registration programme underway. It is our hope that you will be part and parcel in informing the masses on the importance of registering for the identity cards,” he said.
In his remarks, Nyika Media Club chairperson Wanangwa Tembo thanked the minister for meeting the journalists. n