Chairperson of the Expanded Parliamentary Committee on Estimates Highvie Hamududu said that it will become cost effective if government runs only one newspaper.
Mr. Hamududu thinks the two newspapers which government currently runs the Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail have now become liabilities.He told Qfm News in an interview that government will do well to harmonize the two newspapers into one company and begin to run it as a business.
Mr. Hamududu who is also opposition UPND Bweengwa Member of Parliament says this entails that government bringing on board the private by way of selling shares of the newspaper.
He said if this happens the newspaper will be viable as opposed to the current situation where there seem to laxity on the part of the two government run newspapers.
Mr. Hamududu said that this laxity is evident in how much the two daily newspapers owe the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).
He said by owing NAPSA and the ZRA the Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily Mail are in fact denying the people of Zambia the much needed taxes.