Government has warned Radio Mano Community Radio Station in Kasama to immediately stop broadcasting inflammatory programmes that could cause public discontent or risk revocation of its licence.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Mwansa Kapeya issued the warning yesterday when he visited the radio station.
Mr Kapeya said government will not allow the radio station to continue entertaining people who use derogatory language.
According to the Sunday Mail dated 2 March 2014 and monitored by MISA Zambia, The Minister also said it is unethical for Radio Mano to be abused by politicians whose motive is to attack government without proper justification.
“We advise the board of Radio Mano to desist from taking their positions as persona- to-holder-posts,” he said.
Mr Kapeya said it is unfortunate that board members are reluctant to renew their mandate despite their term of office expiring. Radio Mano Manager Chrispin Ntalasha assured Mr Kapeya that his radio station will strictly adhere to the provisions of its broadcasting licence to avoid being in conflict with the law.
And Mr Kapeya was yesterday expected to officially launch the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Radio One and Two FM transmitters in the Northern Province town of Luwingu.
Under the phase two of the project, ZNBC expects to increase the number of FM transmission sites from 34 to 59 across the country.