Government has proposed to spend K22 million towards the digital migration next year.
The Minister , who is also Chief government spokesperson, disclosed this in parliament when she issued a ministerial policy statement yesterday.
Ms. Mulenga disclosed that her ministry would prioritise the projects to be undertaken in the 2017-2019 medium term expenditure framework.
The Minister has disclosed that the digital migration will create 508 direct jobs and additional 2,000 indirect jobs in form of dealers, agents and installers.
She however regretted the 4.5 percent allocation reduction in 2017 national budget of K86,185,959 compared K90,274,036 last year,
And Ms. Mulenga says government will spend K7,140,000 on establishing the Choma and Solwezi provincial stations and additional 1,700,400 for procurement of mobile video vans for ZANIS.
In addition, she said her ministry has provided K6,645,971 for dismantling arrears and K2 million for institutions such as the Zambia Mass Communication, (ZAMCOM).
Meanwhile, several opposition MPs in the House implored government to table the Access to Information Bill.
The MPs believe that the absence of the Bill is leading to abusing Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to be a pro-government media-wing allegedly moving away from the mandate as a public broadcaster serving the nation.
But the Mr. Mulenga, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, assured that ZNBC serves the interest of the whole nation and not any desired section of society.