Speaking after the tour, Tett said she is impressed with how MBC operates, stating that the public broadcaster reports issues that are very critical on development of the country.
“I am impressed with quality of the team at MBC, the team is very vibrant, presenting 8 different languages on radio and 2 languages on TV,” said Tett, pointing out that UK and MBC are good partners on making vibrant media in Malawi.
Among others Tett said one of the positive stories which is very crucial is of relocating of elephants which is stopping illegal wildlife trade.
“I like when media covers such very important issues,” she said.
In his remarks, MBC Director General Aubrey Sumbuleta said the Corporation aims at serving interests of Malawians. He said the visit by the British High Commissioner signifies that the national broadcaster dedicates itself to Malawians in its service delivery.
“As MBC, we are honoured to host such a highly distinguished guest. We are very honoured and more encouraged because of her kind remarks as she is impressed with our efforts in airing positive news to the nation,” said Sumbuleta.
Malawi Broadcasting Corporation was established in 1964 by an Act of Parliament as a Parastatal. The mandate of the Corporation is to Inform, Educate and Entertain through objective, professional and independent programming. MBC is undisputed market leader, most viewed and experienced broadcaster in Malawi.
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