Nkeyema Member of Parliament Kapelwa Mbangweta protests cancellation of the Prime TV station’s Broadcasting License as matter is still active in Courts
By Luswepo Mutepuka
UNITED PARTY for National Development (UPND) Nkeyema Member of Parliament (MP) Kapelwa Mbangweta of Nkeyema District is a district of Western Province has doubted the motive behind by government through the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to cancel the Prime TV station License when the matter is still active in the Courts of Law.
Mr. Mbangweta said in an interview in Lusaka that he expected the Zambian government to first listen to his apology and stakeholder protestations as opposed to revoking his license, a development that will result in job losses.
Mr. Mbangweta says it is unfortunate that government has concentrated so much political energy to fight Prime TV Owner Mr. Gerald Shawa when the country has pressing issues such as Coronavirus (COVID 19), and the decision by Mopani to fire 11, 000 workers, to name but two problems.
He says the move behind the closure of Prime TV regardless of how PRIME TV owner reacted is condemnable and should not be tolerated.
Mr. Mbangweta says the care free type of leadership exhibited by the ruling Patriotic Front team is frustrating enterprising Zambian investors.