Monday, June 17, 2024

ZNBC Boss Malolela Lusambo resigns

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ZNBC Director General Malolela Lusambo has resigned his position at the national broadcaster with immediate effect.

In a statement, ZNBC Board Chairperson Jack Kalala said that Mr Lusambo had stepped down.

“On behalf of the board, I wish to thank Mr Lusambo for his service to ZNBC over the years where he has been at the helm since December 1, 2019, having previously served as Director of Engineering among other roles,” Mr. Kalala said.

He further also announced that the position of Director General will be advertised to allow for the transparent selection of a new director general in the shortest possible time.

Mr Kalala said that in the interim, Director Engineering and Technology Bright Nkhata will be acting director general.

He further indicated that the board has recommended for other senior management positions vacant to be advertised and substantive appointments made as quickly as possible.

“These include the directors of finance, human resource and programmes. The board is determined to transform ZNBC and ensure that the institution is financially viable,” he said.

And in a letter seen by Lusaka Times, Mr. Lusambo said he wholeheartedly served the Corporation for 33 years since he first walked through the ZNBC doors in 1989.

“I take this opportunity to thank all of you for the support rendered to me while I served the Corporation in different positions. It is a journey that I will cherish to remember. Obviously, being human, i am sure I stepped on a few toes of the beloved members of staff. Please accept my sincere apologies whenever such happened because it was never deliberate.”

16 COMMENTS

  1. MAYBE THE FAILURE WASNT INTENTIONAL
    BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE REALISED YOU WERENT IN A POSITION TO CORECT ANYTHING AND SHOULS HAVE SPOKEN UP
    INSTEAD OF CHEWING YOUR HUGE SALARY
    PF FAILURE AGAIN I SUPPOSE KEEPING UNQUALIFIED STAFF

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  2. One problem we have in Zambia apart from political interference is promoting from within in these govt organistions …these people bring nothing as they are part of the rot as witnessed in ZAMTEL. ZESCO etc..get someone from outside and review the Chinese deal Lazy Lungu and Pay Forward (PF) cut with ZNBC.
    Sadly I feel for whoever will be appointed as they have to deal with those dull chaps at the Ministry of Information; a Grade 12 school leaver of a clueless minister and party cadres supervising her.

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  3. 33 years is no mean achievement. Thank you for being one among very few Zambians who resign such prestigious positions.

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  4. Znbc was dead nbc
    Things have changed for the better a little bit.
    I hated or abhorred their channels in the previous government
    They air cheap and meaningless programs

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  5. While you also still have to account for your tribal bias at ZNBC we applaud you for resigning, but, you still have to account tho esp for selling ZNBC to china. And you were in charge of airing only Edgar Lungu & PF programs remember-dont forget!

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  6. Yes, Stup!d KZ, kicked out by a proper government. And I understand your disappointment, but even the ZNBC bias for the corrupt PF and their horrible incompetent Edgar China Lungu didn’t help. But even the day-to-day favouritism of the PF during the election campaign couldn’t help their complete and total defeat! I think the ACC should investigate this corruption by ZNBC and this man who resigns just in time!

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  7. PF ZNBC is dead today. Remove that hill by the ZNBC entrance. Chinese should be disappointed now and have yet to learn that in all democratic governments in the world systems change. Democracy in Africa will check Chinese interests everywhere, theirs is to keep on with uncertainties of plural politics vis-as-vis communist ideology.

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  8. HE REALISED THE WRITTING WAS ON THE WALL
    OUR RADIO STATIONS ARE VERY LACKING THE PRESENTERS ARE APPAULLING COMPARED TO ELSEWHERE

  9. ZNBC has cashflow shortage. Simply there is no money even to pay workers because of GRZ wanting to air free programs without paying. There is also stiff competition from private TV stations and social media who are more liberal and less PROCEDURAL

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