MBC, China renew marriage vows through MOU

Written by  Sam Phiri

Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and the Chinese government have revamped their relationship which has existed since 2012 through the signing of a new memorandum of understanding to share and enhance cultures between the two countries through broadcasting.


Since the relationship was established in three years ago, it has seen cultures of the two countries being beamed on their respective televisions as well as exchange visits for journalist from MBC and Chinese Broadcasting Corporation.

And speaking through an interpreter after the signing ceremony, which took place after touring MBC’s Chichiri Broadcasting house, leader of delegation who is the Deputy Director for international programme Division Zhang Min said his country believes that the stories of the Chinese culture can best be told to Malawians by Malawians themselves.

“I would like to confess that since the relationship was established in 2012 the two countries have benefited a lot that why we would like to see more people from MBC coming to China,” said Min.

He said the understanding was a follow up to the 2012 agreement and his country is hoping that it would continue to bring a better understanding of the cultures from the two countries.

MBC Acting Director Aubrey Sumbuleta thanked China for choosing to renew its marriage vows with MBC.

“As you have seen for yourself that MBC needs a lot of help to reach out to the people effectively so to hear that you have come in to assist its really good news,” said Sumbuleta.

Technical Advisor in the Ministry of Information tourism and Culture, Fredrick Ndala, who represented ministry, said the agreement would promote content of materials that is aired between the two countries.

“We have come far with the relationship and we are sure that through the MOU a lot of capacity will be enhanced between the two and promote the quality of programs aired to our people,” said Ndala.

Since the relationship started it has seen journalist from MBC accessing fully sponsored Scholarships as well as exchange visits to China by the Chinese government.

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