The National Assembly has broadened its information dissemination base by opening a radio station, which is scheduled to be on air soon.
Speaker Richard Msowoya said this during a public lecture he delivered at Mzuzu University (Mzuni) on Friday.
“Currently, there is information gap between the House and the public. The public is still lagging behind on issues to do with Parliament. That is why, we have decided to open up by, among other things, having our own radio station,” said the Speaker.
According to Msowoya, Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (Macra) has already issued a licence for the National Assembly to operate the station.
“We are already done with several logistics; what remains is funding, which we have incorporated in our new strategic plan,” he said.
The Speaker said apart from opening a radio station, the National Assembly will also work with the National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust to help in informing and civic-educating the public on its operations.
Currently, the august House relies on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) to air its activities, especially when Parliament is in session.