Out-going Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) Chibamba Kanyama says during his 2-year tenure of Office, the public broadcaster doubled its revenue base and television levies to sustain the institution.
Mr. Chibamba says TV levies increased from K800,000 to K1.4 million contrary to general public assertions that the Corporation totally depended on government.
He however said that ZNBC requires massive re-capitalization in fixed and working capital to ensure that the migration process is satisfactorily addressed to the aspirations of the Zambian people.
ZANIS reports that the outgoing ZNBC Director General said this during a farewell party held in his hounour by the Corporation’s management at the mass media complex cafeteria, last night.
He urged ZNBC workers to work professionally without undue ‘external’ pressure if the corporation was to tick.
On his proposed 3-year strategic plan, Mr. Kanyama said he aims to create systems and build capacity at institutions he works for.
He claimed that he never sacked any employee under his rule but he managed to recall some of the former employees that were allegedly fired.
“Finally, to all ZNBC stakeholders, particularly members of the public, that gave me encouragement to provide leadership at the Corporation.
“ I do hope that the public will continue to render support to my successor, Mr. Maduma and ZNBC at large,” he said.
And ZNBC Board Chairman John Mulwila appealed to Mr. Kanyama to always avail himself whenever his expertise are needed by ZNBC.
Dr. Mulwila regretted that the Corporation would miss the services of Mr. Kanyama but quickly implored on the new management to follow the outgoing ZNBC management style.
He advised the incoming ZNBC DG Kenneth Maduma to take the corporation to the next level from from where Mr. Kanyama has left.
On his part, in coming ZNBC Acting Director General Mr. Muduma implored ZNBC workers to support him if the corporation was to tick.
And passing a vote of thanks, Sipo Sibutu appealed to ZNBC employees to emulate Mr. Kanyama’s managerial skills.
Mr. Sibutu implored the in-coming ZNBC Boss Mr. Muduma to continue from where Mr. Kanyama left.
The cocktail party was attended by other ZNBC Board Members among them Mr. Faides Katebe, senior ZNBC directors and government officials and ZNBC employees.