Kasolo disappointed with ZNBC Board

Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo
Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo has expressed disappointment at the manner in which Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) board has handled the matter where some government officials allegedly harassed ZNBC news room staff.

Mr Kasolo said ZNBC should have followed the laid down procedure set by his ministry which is responsible for ZNBC and the appointing authority of its board members.

He said the grievances that were raised had been noted but however challenged the ZNBC board to file in their complaints to the ministry so that they could be addressed.

Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka today, Mr Kasolo pointed out that it was not right to go public with matters that could be sorted out internally.

Mr Kasolo also urged the public media to research and seek guidance from his ministry before broadcasting or publishing sensitive statements being issued by politicians.

Meanwhile Mr Kasolo has refuted reports that he directed ZNBC not to cover certain political parties.

He said he was in office to uphold professionalism and to ensure that the media carries out its mandate professionally especially during this election period.

Mr Kasolo reiterated the need for political parties to have specific contact persons with the media.


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  1. PS under chiluba were not political as they are now. Kasolo should know better the channel to follow.He is a civil servant and any communications with ZNBC should be in written and addressed to the MD and not deal directly with junior employees.only the MD can deal directly with his employees under him.that was undermining the authority of ZNBC MD.to make matters worse he was in the company of politicians, which means he is a politician and its evident enaf that he should resign and pursue political career

  2. Mr Kasolo,its too late 2 cry over spilt milk. Yo plot is knwn. I made a commentabout yo interview with Coster Mwansa of Muv Tv, long b4 Kambwili and yo brother Anthony did wat they know better. I foresaw this coming. I said “Dnt pull down the fence b4 u know what it was put up for”. Am sure somebody is getting ready 4 the exit. GOOD LUCK!

  3. Kasolo and Kambwili if you want ZNBC to be covering PF only then stop collecting the K3 for TV levy and fund the national broadcaster as government