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Chiefs concerned with collapsed ZNBC signal for two weeks now



Traditional leaders in Lumezi, Lundazi and Chasefu districts of Eastern Province have expressed concern over the collapse of Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) radio one and two signals for two weeks now.

Chiefs Zumwanda, Mphamba and senior chief Magodi lamented that since radio one and two signals were lost on November 27 this year, their subjects have been missing out on news and current affairs.

The trio was speaking in a separate telephone interview with Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Lundazi district yesterday.

Senior chief Magodi of Chasefu district said there was need for government to start the process of installing a ZNBC transmitter in Chasefu district in order for his subjects to have access to radio one and two stations.

And Lumezi District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Herbert Mwiinga, who is an ardent radio listener, said it was important for the national broadcaster to continue reaching out to all corners of Zambia in order to educate, inform and entertain the masses in rural areas.

The traditional leaders have since called on ZNBC engineers to quickly rectify the fault so that people in affected areas can continue learning from some programmes they have been missing out.

Efforts to get a comment from Eastern Province ZNBC Manager proved futile by broadcast time.


  1. I think if an audit was done today , Zambians will find the digital migration falls far short of the purported $265 million cost……this is because PF and lungu used most of that money for campains in the last general elections.

    There are too many gaps in this digital broadcast map for it to have a $265 million price tag.

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