Former Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation ( ZNBC ) Managing Director Chibamba Kanyama says he is grateful government for its willingness to continue supporting the public broadcaster .
Mr Kanyama says he is grateful to government for it support to the Corporation so that it fulfills its mandate, given the backdrop of anticipated digital migration.
He says all this has made all ZNBC employees to be enviable professionals to work with.
He says with reduced external interference in operations, as witnessed in the last two years of his tenure, the public should expect international level service provision.
“ I implore the public to continue supporting the staff that is committed to execute national assignments in public interest, “he said.
The former ZNBC chief said this in a statement posted on his facebook page, on May 10th.
He paid tribute to President Michael C. Sata for supporting the Office of Director General saying the President never interfered in his operations but encouraged him to function as required by CAP 154 that governs the operations of ZNBC.
He has also thanked all the Ministers and Permanent Secretaries that served at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for having given guidance to his office, particularly during the period ZNBC had no Board of Directors.
He also paid tribute to the Board of Directors Chaired by John M. Mulwila for his great mentorship he received from him.
He also paid glowing appreciation to the management and staff of ZNBC for having participated in the big vision that sought to reposition ZNBC as a true public broadcaster.
“ It is my desire and hope that the dream will be fully realized, “he said.
Mr Chibamba also thanked all ZNBC stakeholders, particularly members of the public, that he said him encouragement to provide leadership at the Corporation.
“ I do hope that the public will continue to render support to my successor and ZNBC at large. May the LORD God bless you all, “he said.
The ZNBC Director General Chibamba Kanyama resigned on May 10th to take up a new job at the International Monetary Fund-IMF as Communication Advisor.
ZNBC Board Chairman John Mulwila announced Mr Kanyama’s resignation in Lusaka in a statement , May 10th.
Mr Kanyama took up the helm of the Public Broadcaster since March 6, 2012.