Japan gives MBC K465m

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The Japanese government has provided a grant of 465 million Kwacha to Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) for the improvement of television broadcasting equipment.

The money has been provided under the Japanese Cultural Grant Assistance and will facilitate the procurement and installation of shooting, editing, and studio equipment for MBCTV in Blantyre.

In his speech after receiving the grant, Malawi Finance, Economic Planning and Development Minister Goodall Gondwe said the assistance has come at the right time when the country needs funds to improve the quality of broadcasting at MBC.

“With the procurement of the new equipment, we are hoping to have quality pictures on the Television station. The resources are most welcome to us because we could not afford to purchase the equipment on our own,” Gondwe said.

He said the new equipment will help a lot in upgrading from analogue to digital broadcasting.

Japanese Ambassador to Malawi Kae Yanagisawa said Japan is committed to supporting the local television broadcasting industry because of the various social and economic information it delivers.

“Japan considers the importance of a good and reliable local television broadcast, because through local television broadcasting the people who are a majority in a nation benefit a lot as they are able to follow events and get exposed to the educational information necessary for their lives,” explained Yanagisawa.

The Ambassador said that through this grant, outdated equipment at MBC will be replaced and its studio facilities will be modernized.

“This will help to strengthen the public broadcaster’s programs and improve the quality of production. In addition the grant will also facilitate the procurement of Japanese TV programs which are educative and informative programs focusing more on mathematics, science and technology, health and agriculture and suitable for people of all ages,” Yanagisawa said.

 

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  1. Masamu ayende……. Peter atenga 65 mita………. Dausi 20 mita……. Mabwana aku MBC agawana 50 mita, MACRA boss 10 mita…………. Ma junior staff aku MBC agawanapo ka 20 mita…….. Zonse zochoka 165……… 465-165= 300 mita……….. Ndangochotserapo zochepa chabe

  2. On behalf of non-corrupt Malawians, i wish to thank the Japanese govt for granting this sum of money. The Japanese govt might have observed that Dausi who is new in the cabinet should atleast have something to smile at before he leaves the ministry hence the grant. Thank you very much indeed. Mtima umenewo musausiye, mudzapangirenso ena mudzikoli chifukwa akuchulukirabe asinzinatolewo.

  3. Donors sometymz need to b given advice and direction wen it comes to giving donations like they hav done with mbc. actually donating to mbc is waste of resources due to unproffessional conduct by mbc through continual favouring of dpp despite public criticism of the institution.

    • Zoonadi boss.Ngati munthu ukufuna kuti umve zoona don’t waste your time kumvela MBC. I think Japan could have researched Kaye. There is nothing you can get from listening to MBC only a dausi ndi bodza lao

  4. Honestlyour country is getting big surport from others gud countries but the problem is with our leaders insted to use the money as it needs to be they always think for their families this kind of behaviour will never make our malawi to move forward very soon we will hear another scandal called MBCgate eish

  5. A Million thanks to the Japanese People for the GRANT & for the trust they have in Government & the MBC.

  6. Akupeleka ndalama yo kuti mugwilitse ntchito zothandiza mtundu wa Malawi osati mugawane.Peter we are watching you!! To be quite as we are it’s not being stupid but your time is not there yet.

  7. Thats hw they start,,, then next week we will hear that a Japaneese company has been given contract to drill oil frm our beautiful lake,,, then they disappear like smoke into the sky

  8. Eh mistake! money hai no!! mumayenera kuwagulira zida osati ndalama zonsezo anyambita!! angogula camera imodzi azit its worth 350 million inayo ndi ya tpt zatha ndalama!!

  9. Ndalama za MBC walandira ndi ameneyo? Shaaaa! Akatero apita nazo ku likulu awone kuti atani nazo ku MBC zikafika ma change.

  10. Kodi ndiye kuti nkhani ndiChaponda basi? Boma likalandira grant -Chaponda; lipereke chithandizo kwa ovutika -Chaponda; nyumba ipse Chaponda; madzi asefukire -Chaponda; can’t we sometimes be positive? Palibe nkhani zina zabwino zomwe tingalangize nazo boma? Malawi sitingatukuke ‘coz tingoyang’ana choyipa cha munthu mmodzi yet pali zoyipa zambiri kumudzi, mmabungwe, mmaunduna, mmakampani, zomwe zikusokoneza chitukuko chadziko lathu apati from maizegate.

    • Zoona a Malawi sitimakonda dziko lathu mmalo moyamikila zomwe dziko la japan lachita ndikupeleka malangizo ku boma u hv diverted this issue kwa chaponda,chikumukhudza nchani?

    • peter! government yake it inganve zonena za ifezo? poti momwe walembera apamu angoti awanso angodzivuta kutiikira kumbuyo kkkkk palibe chanzeru pampanji pano man tiyeni tidzingokhala

    • Mayiko akunja akuyesesa kuthandiza dziko lathu koma boma la dpp onse akumipando ndimbava zokha zikha akufuna kuyeletsa zawo zokha pompano timva kuti ndalama zina zasowa eish this corrupt government!!!!!

    • Ameneyo ndiye sitimusiya. Anya awona chaka chino. Bwanji mumalimbana ndi Boma la Mayi Joyce Banda? Lero zikukupwetekani? Chaponda ndi mbava + galu nzake Peter. Alomwe kuba kwambiri agalu inu. Mukulephela kutukula dziko koma kungokhalira kuba basi. Once again, ndinu okuba. Mukusaukisa Malawi.

    • Let ideas fight not us. Your comment is misplaced chifukwa you have singled out me ngati munthu, Peter. No, debate timangopereka maganizo athu. Limbanani ndi maganizo anga osati ine. Mukuti am DPP, mukudziwa komwe ndimakhala and ndimatani for a living. Mitundu isiyeni uko. Nthawi ya Kamuzu anthu anazunzidwa ena kuphedwa, ndiye tinene kuti Achewa onse ndiwozunza? Mfumu ina kumpoto yadandaula kuti nyakwawa zina zikuba katundu woti agawidwe kwa ovutika, ndiye tinene kuti atumbuka ndiakuba? Ayi tisatero. Tilakwitsa zinthu. So Alhomwe ndi mitundu ina yonse isiyeni, limbanani ndi mchitidwe woyipawo.

  11. A Sober Word To The Japanese: Your Gift To Malawi Is Welcome But Misallocated!!! MBC Is One Institution That Hasn’t Understood That Malawi Adopted Political Pluralism!!! It Churns Out Propaganda To Improve The Image Of The Party In Power And Demonises The Critics Of The Regime Including Opposition Parties!!! Is This The Value You Have As Japan? You Have, Through This Donation, Funded Political Bias In Malawi!!! Your Conscience Should Choke You!!! I’ll Not Waste My Gratitude On Stupid Foreigners That Mess Up My Country!!!

    • This is Japanese money from the People of Japan to the State owned MBC. They know where to put their money & will not share your ideas especially when you’re not part of the source.

  12. KOMA PENA PAKE MAIKO WHEN YOU WANT TO HELP US PLZ DONT GIVE US MONEY….! FOR EXAMPLE JAPAN IS giving MALAWI K465m to improve television broadcasting equipment but that money there not going to use in proper way the fact is Japan was suppose to buy that equipment not to give us money…abanso ndalama zimenezo so what is the benefit for the people of Malawi

  13. Kungoti a Japan Wo samamva chichewa or chingelezi..m’mene mbc yimatukwanila a opposition ndi amene amalisutsa bomali sakanawapatsa ndalama zi bola mukawapatsa a zodiak or times
    apa nde mwawonjezela gear yina kuti adzingotukwana

  14. yatha kale kale imeneyo ndikutomapo kkkkk mwangoluza akujapan bola mukanapangira ma wailesi nkumagulitsa mwataya ndalama mmadzi ndithu shaaa

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