Govt to connect entire country to radio transmission

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——Government says it has a five
year ambitious programme aimed at connecting the entire country to
radio transmission.


Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda
Kasolo disclosed this when he featured on a special radio programme on
Hot fm via outside broadcasting  mobile van at arcades during the
commemoration of the World Radio day.


Mr Kasolo further revealed that ZNBC has so far erected 25 radio
transmitters in selected parts of the country under phase one.


The Information Permanent Secretary noted that in phase two ZNBC intends to erect
20 radio transmitters in a bid to improve the quality of radio singles
in rural areas.


Mr Kasolo explained that government would use radio to broadcast President Lungu’s
development vision for Zambia.


The Permanent Secretary said President Lungu is passionate about ensuring
that rural communities have access to radio transmission.


And Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Director General,
Josephine Mapoma has implored radio stations to put in place radio programmes
that suit the needs of youths in the country.


Mrs Mapoma said radio has a social responsibility of giving
information to the people of Zambia especially on issues affecting the
youths.


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