Information and Media Minister CHUSHI KASANDA says the ministry is in talks with the Treasury to finance the completion of the provincial studios that were started under the digital migration project.

Ms. KASANDA, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, says work remains to be done on the provincial studios while equipment for the studios have already been procured.

She also noted during the weekly press briefing held in Lusaka today, that in the last two years, the Government has liberated the media as can be seen through the operations of the national ZNBC, and ZANIS.

She noted that ZNBC is now able to highlight developmental projects on the various channels regardless of the party the Member of Parliament belongs to.

And, Ms KASANDA has also challenged the media to promote harmony and not fuel tension in the country.

The Minister also disclosed that the Government will in this sitting of Parliament table the Access to Information bill following its approval by Cabinet.

And ZNBC Director General BERRY LWANDO said the National broadcaster is working on improving its content that serves the vision of the institution and also the Government.

Mr. LWANDO said the national broadcaster has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of youth, Sports and Art to promote the production of films.

And ZANIS Director LOYCE SAILI said the equipment procured by the Government has enabled the news agency to provide information to all citizens across the country.

Meanwhile, ZAMCOM Executive Director, PETER SHULA called for more support from the private sector.

And Information and Media Permanent Secretary, KENNEDY KALUNGA said Government will continue to provide a conducive environment for the media to thrive and grow.

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