President Edgar Lungu
President Edgar Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has emphasized on the need to support local content in the country’s film industry.

President Lungu has noted that Zambians must realize that the film industry can be a good source of income if well harnessed.

He says the film industry is also good for employment creation and has the potential to contribute to the country’s economic growth.

He said this in Lusaka today when a team of actors from a local soap ‘Mpali’ with a team from Multichoice Africa paid a courtesy call on him at State House.

President Lungu stated that the government will continue to support the industry for it to realize its full potential.

And the Head of State has also advised artists to take responsibility over their lives.

President Lungu said artists must take responsibility to invest in their health and in their future bearing in mind that they are much needed by their families.

Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo, said the government has constructed three studios for the Zambia National Broadcasting Services (ZNBC) and one studio for Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) for film production.

Mr. Kasolo noted that more studios are being constructed, one in each provincial headquarters to support the film industry.

He pointed out that the government is fully aware of the industry’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hence the commitment to enhancing support to the industry.

The Permanent Secretary indicated that the government is working towards ensuring that local content is at 60 percent of every programming.

He, however, noted that more still needs to be done to improve on the transmission of local content.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. If you are bored then go to Mfuwe national Park, hoooo sorry your friends stole all animals.
    It’s better to go on safari than sitting there watching “Lusaka Hustlers”, ati am promoting Zambian films.

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    • Let’s develop this thing sir! You have done a great job in turning Zambia around. Leave ’em HALLUCINATING. Their Privatisation Thief is UNELECTABLE.

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    • Continued support?? That perpetuates the lie that government has previously supported this industry but the arts have been very neglected by our government.

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  2. At a time when the country is facing major challenges caused by him, this rat is busy talking about films. How do people promote and watch things when they have 12 hour power cuts. I swear pf are a bunch of clowns. Zambians wake up. If you allow pf to rule u after 2021 then you deserve all the consequences that come with it. For first time in my life I am hiding my citizenship from people

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  3. In that $275 million digital migration cost , mordern studios were billed for in all provinces …….now we are told only 5 studios were built.

    That is why they got 5 outside broadcasting vans to cover the theft….

    Ati we will build studios in all provinces , but money was paid already ?????

    You are broke , ZNBC is broke , where will you get the money you have chewed already ????

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  4. Ichi chena,starring Jona Meno Meno in failed Economy, directed by Findley in first flight onna borrowed private jet… This chap thieving lawyer wanna be…. Useless as they come

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  5. There we go now on our way to HOLYWOOD. When one has nothing else to do other than eat snakes, what do you expect

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    • Hello bro. How was your day ? Hope you took my advice. Failing which contact me and I can arrange for u to visit London so that I take you out and u play with some white mamas

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