The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has with immediate effect lifted the ban on the broadcasting licence for Itezhi Tezhi Community Radio Station.
IBA Chairman Justin Mutale, the IBA board and Itezhi Tezhi Community Radio Station management met this morning and resolved to lift the ban on the broadcast licence, through its Special Licensing, Compliance and Consumer Affairs Committee.
Brigadier General Mutale disclosed the development during a press briefing held at IBA offices in Lusaka today.
And Brig-Gen. Mutale urged media houses in the country to consider the interest of the public and first priority as opposed to personal interests.
“The IBA Board has with immediate effect lifted the ban on the broadcasting licence for Itezhi Tezhi Community Radio Station and we wish to thank the radio station for attaching great importance to the matter and taking their time to resolve it through amicable dialogue,” Brig-Gen. Mutale said.
He charged that the authority would endeavour to promote an objective broadcasting industry in Zambia through a fair, transparent and effective regulation.
On August 22, this month, the IBA Board suspended broadcasting licenses for Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Radio Itezhi Tezhi for unprofessional misconduct.
Meanwhile, IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma implored Journalists in the country to be factual and ethical in their reporting.