Govt happy with Millennium Radio
Government has commended Millennium Radio for professionalism in its operations.
Speaking during the official launch of Millennium Radio’s broadcast expansion to Copperbelt and Central Provinces last night, Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo said media professionalism contributes to deepening of democracy among other things.
Mr Kasolo says government desires freedom of expression hence granting the station an expansion license to broaden its reach.
Mr Kasolo says information is key to development and should not be an exclusive right to those who live along the line of rail.
In a speech read on his behalf by Director for ZANIS in the Ministry of Information Patrick Lungu, Mr Kasolo has commended Millennium Radio for its commitment to ensuring more people are given an alternative platform to access information by expanding its reach.
Mr Kasolo says he is confident that Millennium Radio will continually give the listeners an open forum to express themselves.
And Millennium Radio Executive Director Patricia Chibiliti says radio communication should always be used with caution as careless utterances have left scars in millions of Rwandans.
Ms Chibiliti says is a tool that can be used to foster development and gives a voice to the voiceless.
She says Millennium Radio will continue to be the voice of development.
And Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa says has exhibited high levels of professionalism and deserves to be heard in all corners of the country.
Mr Sampa says through partnership with the radio station, the local authority has consistently received feedback from communities to civic leaders thereby enhancing development.
He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ngwerere Ward Councillor Adrian Banda.