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MBC Selected for Commonwealth Award
Source: Malawi Broadcasting Corporation
Source Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Malawi
Created: Nov 10, 2011

MBC will be attending the 33rd AAPAM Roundtable Conference where it will make a presentation on its submission titled ‘Our People Our Pride’ next week in Lilongwe.

Out of these presentations, winners will be selected for the three categories Gold, Silver and Bronze for first, second and third place respectively while the other two finalists will receive a trophy.

The theme for the conference is ‘Strengthening citizen engagement through decentralization to enhance public service delivery in Africa’.

AAPAM awards programme was unveiled and launched in 2005 during the 27th AAPAM Roundtable Conference.

Malopa pointed out that for MBC to be selected as a finalist and attain such international recognition from a reputable body such as AAPAM and the Commonwealth Secretariat is positive validation for MBC and the contributions of ‘Our People Our Pride’ to national development.

In addition, MBC’s has through its innovative and creative leadership also been roped into ABMP an association of Broadcasters in 38 countries doing major global campaigns as a member of the strategic steering committee -a think-tank wing for broadcasters. It has also been elected secretary of the digital migration in SABA [southern AFRICA broadcasting Association.

Malopa said “such achievements have come at a price to those not used to work ethics, systems and order”.

He said: “On the other hand, they are a result of collective team effort, forward thinking and innovative management team to which Ii m a proud member.”

Malopa added: “All being equal, the next 12 months will see a completely transformed MBC. Malawi is just too small for what we want to do especially when cable TV is introduced through digital migration project.”

MBC has never had these positions and exposures since 1964.

Malopa declared “Malawians haven’t seen the best of us yet.”


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