Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)- Zambia has advised Information and Broadcasting Services minister Ronnie Shikapwasha to facilitate the appointment of a new ZNBC Board of Directors to replace the current one.
MISA-Zambia chairperson Henry Kabwe says his institute is saddened over the Ministry’s failure to appoint a new board of Directors for ZNBC saying the current one has overstayed.
Mr Kabwe said it is for this reason the current board needs to be urgently replaced with a new one which will be appointed under the new Act.
He said the Information ministry has allowed ZNBC to operate with an illegal board he termed as a “care taker” board for seven years which .
Mr. Kabwe said the appointment of a new board will bring in new ideas which can assist the organization become more viable.
He further said it is contrary to section 4 of the ZNBC Act, the current board has been in existence before the enactment of the ZNBC amendment Act of 2002.
He stressed that according section 4 of the ZNBC Act the board of members must be appointed following a competitive public process in which any Zambian who qualifies can apply to an appointment’s committee.
Mr. Kabwe said this in a press statement which was released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.