Dora Siliya
Dora Siliya

Government has commended MultiChoice – Zambia for its role in the development of the Television sub-sector in the country.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya says Multichoice has also continued to play a significant role in the development of the local film industry by providing opportunities for the young upcoming Zambian artist and film producers.

Speaking when a team of officials from MultiChoice paid a courtesy call on her in Lusaka today, Ms. Siliya, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, said Government will continue to consult and rely on the expertise of the company to grow the local broadcasting sector.

She said with the experience the company has amassed in the many years it has been operating, Multichoice is well placed to advise the ministry on how best the sector can thrive and effectively contribute to the country’s economy.

Ms. Siliya said Government remains open to receiving ideas and proposals that can help spur the development of television and the film industry from all players in the sector.

“We want to ensure that the sector thrives and all players in the value chain make a living,” she said.

And Ms. Siliya said Government is happy that multichoice has decided to move its Southern African regional office to Zambia.

She said the move is an important recognition of the country’s good economic policies.

The Minister advised the company to ensure that Zambians are given first priority when job opportunities arise as a result of the new development.

“I am happy this meeting is taking place at a time when you have moved your regional office here in Zambia and this is an assurance that you are here to stay and have a thriving market,” Ms. Siliya said.

Speaking earlier, Multichoice regional Director for Southern Africa, Nyiko Shiburi thanked Government for the support it has continued to render to his company.

Mr. Shiburi assured the Minister that his company will continue to be an active player in the television sub-sector and will support Government efforts to grow the film industry.

He said the establishment of the multichoice regional film academy to be based in Zambia, is one of the many initiatives by the company to help grow the sector.

“Hon. Minister we are happy to continue our business in this country and appreciate the support and guidance we have continued to receive from your ministry and Government as a whole,” said Mr. Shiburi.

He said the Zambian film industry has potential to grow and effectively contribute to the economy if well managed.

“I assure you that we will do everything within our means to ensure that we support the local film industry through our regional film academy to be based here in Zambia where in the first phase we intend to train 20 filmmakers, artist, producers and many others in this sector. Half of the trainees will be Zambians and the rest will come from countries in the region.

Mr. Shiburi was accompanied by Multichoice-Zambia General Manager, Ngoza Matakala and other senior officials.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Dora

    The majority with a sane brain between their shoulders are happy with you and Multichoice

    Don’t worry darling, I have got your back

    LT thanks for printing my story

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

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    • Multchoice and their movies are under ministry of culture. Not all TV is for Siliya.
      What a mess.

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    • Sugar mummy!!!!

      I am still sitting on the fence regarding the usefulness of this lady.

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    • So LT is now printing ??? Ba Madam Mushota PHD bwafya kwena katwishi ilyashi lyapa swamp uko 🙂

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    • Regardless multichoice in recent times has surely been encouraging production of local content …we still have some way to go with regards quality but at least Zambezi magic is a thumbs up

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    • Firstly, what is the purpose of the little hole in Dora’s dress on the chest, secondly is Dora telling the country/world that ‘Government happy with Multichoice contribution to film industry’ or she means that government is not happy. I say this because she has been alleged to be sleeping on the job lately, issuing contradictory statements. Some people like Minur have said that Dora’s luck of concentration and coordination with everyone else in Government is due to her luck of companionship which may then be related to the hole in the little hole in the dress? MOCKS CAN YOU SEE THE SIGNS, MOVE IN, YOU COULD BE THE ONE TO SAVE THE COUNTRY FROM COLLAPSE! Only a suggestion.

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    • if only multichoice could remove s**thole CCN and its surrogate BBC from their bouquets. this two s**tholes media houses only talk about Trump. we want value for our money.

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  2. Subscription fees still too high. No free dial customer line and then take too long to respond to the calls making it even more expensive.

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  3. Hopeless! Multichoice steals from Zambian people and their programmes are not meant for Zambian people. Nothing Zambian and too expensive even that programme u thanking them for is damn expensive. U are paid to say those things. Zambia is still very far. Too poor to defend itself. Dorah to dull to defend anything. Dorah your success depends on your connection with men starting from your secondary school time. Remember u getting old now and men always love young and fresh. Poverty is slowly coming your way. Make sure u steal enough now.

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  4. The development of a good, strong entertainment industry can make Zambia a leader in this sector. There is money to be made, a lot of growth potential. Educational material is very important. As more and more Zambians get access to electricity and therefore, TV, they will want and need more content, especially locally focused. This is a very excellent thing.

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  5. I am happy with Dora and her work. Keep on doing good. Never listen to Hazaluza Hagain and his tribal grouping. They are childish.

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  6. Televising old movies and very expensive monthly, then u call it they are doing a good job,. shame

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  7. God damn, what manner of spermatozoa is the Kasai Mupalama wa Katanga pumping into this whore to balloon her so columptously?

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  8. Some shows on Dstv are promoting homosexuality ,somozi .subscrpition is too expensive we are not getting value for our money ,repeats are order of the day zambian consumers have been taken advantage of .Tazibika, vina useless programme on zambezi magic maribbish yekaka please remove these useless non educational programmes especially tazibika .

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