Movie industry has potential to create employment -Siliya

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Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya says the movie industry has huge potential to contribute to job creation.

Ms. Siliya says Zambia is poised to take advantage of existing partnerships with various stakeholders to create jobs and make strides in attaining the vision 2030.

Ms Siliya was speaking during the Multichoice Zambia Socio-Economic Impact Report at Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka.

Ms. Siliya commended Multichoice for its continued partnership with the Zambian Government even in times of the country’s economic hardships.

And Multichoice Africa Group Head of Corporate Affairs Reatile Tekateka said the report assesses both the direct and indirect contribution to the Zambian economy between April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019.

Ms. Tekateka explained that it includes an overall analysis of impact of Multichoice on the local entertainment industry and related industries as well as the supply chain.

Meanwhile, GOtv Zambia Board Chairperson Juliana Mwila said Multichoice has played an important role in the lives of Zambians for the past 24 years that it has operated in the country by contributing to job creation and economic wealth.

In giving a vote of thanks, ZNBC Director General and Multichoice Board Member Malolela Lusambo said the Public Private Partnership with ZNBC is an example of how a PanAfrican business can partner with Zambia to create employment and contribute to the country’s wealth.

According to the Multichoice Zambia Socio Economic report, the Company has contributed an estimated 2 hundred and 45 million United States dollars to the Zambian economy between 2015 and 2019.



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