The Zimbabwe government will not be issuing licences to new private players anytime soon, the Permanent Secretary for Information and Publicity George Charamba has said. Mr Charamba told the Parliamentary Committee on Media, Information and Communication Technology on 11 November 2010 that this could only be done after the government develops capacity to monitor and regulate the new players.
“The current levels of investment in broadcasting infrastructure in the country create no room for new entries as espoused by the GPA (Global Political Agreement). One can make as much noise but until and unless there is technical wherewithal then we are building pie in the sky,” he said.
This comes hardly a month after the responsible Minister of Information Webster Shamu said the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) should expedite the issuance of licences to private broadcasters and create platforms for community radio stations to go on air. Since the enactment of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) in 2001, no new players have licensed to set up privately owned radio and television stations as well as community radio stations.
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