Parliament launches TV station

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Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini says Parliament Television studios will create demand for the public to participate in the business of parliament.

Speaking during the launch of the TV station, Dr. Matibini said the establishment of the project was necessitated by the need to enhance accountability, transparency and good governance.

He said the setting up of the studios started in 2012 when the National Assembly entered into a financial agreement with the German Development Bank under the strengthening parliamentary control in Zambia project.

And Germany Ambassador to Zambia Achim Burkart said his government has a strong interest in supporting the Zambian government to follow a path of good governance, transparency and accountability.

Mr. Burkart said this is because good governance overcomes poverty, fosters development, creates jobs and bridges inequalities.

He said the German government has spent a four million Euros, which amounts to fifty million Kwacha in the strengthening parliament control project

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  1. Pathetic reporting as it falls way too short. Tell us if this TV Station is already operational and if so how can the public access it? Why give stories that raise more questions than clarity????

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  2. PF has money, money from cholera donations for kanyama people,, as for chawama money goes directly to lungu himself,,,,
    Lungu is currently in Rwanda looking for genocide investors,,,,

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  3. I do not know the journalist who has written this, but what I do know is that Lusaka Times has some excellent reporting along some very bad reporting like this one.

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  4. When PF prints ballots in Dubai you complain , when they say they will print locally you complain. Lets just postpone the 2021 elections then afterall IFINTU NI LUNGU !

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  5. It is a step in the right direction. Some go to Parliament to get paid and others go there to work then get paid. Now those that shall find time to watch will be able to note who the serious guys are and those that fall into the other group. I have witnessed on TV how playful some members of the house become even when matters of great concern are being discussed. Please do not relent to expose the playful lot so that they find it hard to ask for another term.

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  6. This is timely considering government had withdrawing live television coverage of Parliamentary discussions through ZNBC,

    We hope the productions will be spread to other broadcasting TV including on Multichoice DTSV and now the infamous Top Star.Thumbs up

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