Police pursue Kasempa radio staff

Kasempa District Commissioner Victor Kayekesi has ordered the police to arrest staff of Kasempa FM, a community radio station in the Northwestern province.

The police have since summoned station manager Nyambe Muyumbana.

The PF government official has also threatened to revoke the license of the community radio station.

According to an SOS issued by the Radio station to Panos, the government is not happy with Kasempa FM’s for  broadcasting issues that expose government  shortcomings.

Meanwhile, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) says community radio stations are good allies for community empowerment and development in Southern Africa, and need to be supported to for them to effectively play this role.

PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer said her organisation found the role community radios play in community development complementary to the work that PSAf does.

“PSAf believes in the power of community radio stations in improving the lives of the poor and the marginalised communities of our society because they are based in the community where the people are,” said Mrs Kiefer.

“Community radio stations are great ally for PSAf in the achievement of our mission: amplifying voices of the poor and the marginalised to drive their development agenda. We see community radio as a platform that enables local community an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various developmental issues that affect their lives, thereby shaping the developmental discourse towards their needs.

She said the introduction of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and social media in the day-to-day running of community radio would go a long way in enhancing this role.

Mrs. Kiefer noted that despite the great role they play, community radio stations are limited in achieving their potential to deliver by a number of factors. These include limited financial, human and technical resources, limited access to facilities that would enable them to perform better, and limited access to information on various relevant issues.

Speaking to station managers, news editors, producers, reporters and radio presenters attending a social media and ICT training in Lusaka, Mrs Keifer emphasised the role of PSAf in community media through skills and knowledge building.

“It is with this in mind that PSAf works to support and enhance the capacity of community radio stations to effectively deliver on their responsibilities. The use of various internet tools will enhance the capacity in searching for or verifying information, and also disseminating information and receiving feedback. We hope that this will enhance your ability in delivering your responsibilities to the communities that you serve,” added Mrs. Kiefer.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 34
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    musonda 5 years

    nimbwa dc let hm live kasempa radio alone.foolish kayekesi

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    Kahilu Chelu 5 years

    Kayekese, u are stupid and u dont qualify to be a DC. If u are really a man, go ahead to arrest the able staff at the radio station and u will see how we going to sort u out and u will leave kasempa faster than u came. who do u think u are? And who do u think pama fi is? If we hear that the station is arrested and his technician no matter how much juju u have will make sure that u get back to mwinilunga.
    I salute u staff at the radio station for such programmes. That is not a pf radio but a community radio and the community has to be abreast with all what is happening in the country.
    u need to be critised for u to work properly. if u are a good leader tell the district sickness of ur boss sata. many pipo came and many pipo have gone. we know where to find u and will sort u out from there.

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    Scott 5 years

    Is this the guy who was dancing with that kama clever lady?Nyakaseya Band

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    Mapatizya Formula 5 years

    Kayekesi, if you dont tone your stupidity down, you will go back to Nyakaseya as Cargo. That is Kasempa.Do you know how many Lunda Chaps have died there. Ask, Lufunda, Reen Chilemu, Dauglas Ikon,ga, Deluxe Kawanda & the Sigeti family. These people are your relatives. Find out from them. Chief Mumena is a friendly guy. Find time to ask him too. You can have a Modefied Mudimbula left to you by your Father, but you cant outsmart the Kaondes. Just behave well.

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    Very foolish reasoning! So because MMD wanted to close Mazabuka Radio, its right for PF to close the radio in Kasempa? Muppet! What then is the difference between PF and MMD?

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    Chidata 5 years

    Kayekesi is a useless DC with nothing to offer for Kasempa. We will watch him carefully and size him up. He thinks he owns the world just because he thinks Masumba is his shield. Leave our Radio station alone and concentrate of buying coucullors which is your number one periority. You touch us here, we send you as cargo back in Mwinilunga. Just for a test: watch your dreams in the last two days….then reflect and deduce whether you will stay here peacefully or not.

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    Kanzwa 5 years

    Same problemz wea at Itezzhi tezzhi radio during MMD era..the DC is A fOOOl

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    Some-Of-Us 5 years

    Victor, if you ain’t happy with something on Radio Kasempa, you sue. The police are not your personal or party staff. If they dance to your tune and arrest the radio staff, then what? After 48 hours of detention, they have to take them to court. What will the arresting officer say there? “My lord, I was instructed to arrest these citizens!” What nonsense! You are the people who make taxpayers liable to costly damages for wrongful detention by your overzealous actions.

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    Kayekesi, what do you know about media? ee, you just a simple class teacher if you have failed to perform your duties go back to Mwinilunga and start cultivating Pineaples. or you can continue with your Nyakaseya Band ala uko shame on youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

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    poho yensu 5 years

    stand your grounds wahesu. politicians come and go. when did the difference in an opinion become a crime.

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    Victor Kayekesi graduated from UNZA in 2008.However,he was an underperformer in class.He hardly expressed himself in English Language.I don’t know how he chairs council meetings with that Language barrier.In addition,I don’t think he is that kind of a person with leadership qualities.He can’t be a leader,he has never been and I don’t know how his fellow cobra managed to woo a an underperformer to underperform.Let Kayekesi behave.PF has failed everybody…!no wander we have no direction.God bless Zambia!

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    Analysit 5 years

    Bob Sichinga when he came to Choma last month made some rantings including saying he was banning selling of salaula in this country. From among questions asked I saw ugly faces of don’t kubeba dictatorial tendencies when a Mr Siakaziba, former ZCSMBA Chairman asked a question on priority of applying Euro bond $750 loan money to revamp public infrastructure like Zambia Railways, Tazara etc instead of availing it to private sector investors including those in mining who actually borrow from outside. This way he argued would guarantee repayability by local borrowers versus past loans in forex at interest rate of about 13% resulting in a number of companies that borrowed going under. I tell you, the Minister was very angry and personal to this man who could have been seeking clarification on rationale of priority for loan gvt got at 5%. The other unsettling question was by Mr Sichoongo on why Apollo Ltd widely known to be for Hon Alexander Chikwanda has been awarded all contracts at Maamba Coal Mine in Sinazongwe district.
    Iam not surprised when community radio stations like Kasempa radio are targets because grassroots speak their world through them, WHERE IS SKY FM Radio – Monze?

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    Opposition 5 years

    It is wrong for the media to fight their battles without following ethics, and crying foul when its pay back time. Kfm has been publishing unsubstatianted claims and rumours as news. Someone need to step up to them. Who is suppossed to regulate these tuntemba Radio stations?

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    dejavu 5 years

    DC kayekesi is a failure in life.He will be shamed very soon.Mwinilunga got rid of you swine.U think getting together with Masumba will take you somewhere.

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    KAYEKESI AND OUR GOVERNMENT, MY ADVISE IS THAT DO THE RIGHT THINGS AND THEY WILL BE REPORTED AS SUCH. CHEAT AND YOU WILL BE CHEATED TOO

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    Advocate 5 years

    How much nonsense is going to be tolerated to destroy this nation? It is unacceptable to allow such level of incompetence to continue.It is highly absurd that instead of building the nation a few nonenties continue to destroy it.Where to Zambia.

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    Phiri 5 years

    WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS GUY VICTOR,IN MWINILUNGA HE MADE MR MUCHIMA SLEEP IN THE CELL HE DOESNT KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING AND DEVELOPMENT MEANS.WHY DO WHEY TAKE UP THESE OFFICES…….

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    Politics of lies are long gone,if you tel people the truth why fearing the media.stop threats on the poor com radio stations alaah???

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    blacky 5 years

    the journalists did a good thing..viva..PF has failed lamentably..wher’s masumba..still mourning..?he should be honest and tell balongabami what his govt will do to the mealie meal shortage..

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    njinga 5 years

    tell that DC kayekesi to relax, why shud he impose his foolishness on innocent pipo

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    kwesu 5 years

    its a shame on this toothless spinless regime to think of closing media institutions which serve the poor but i urge them to close ZNBC which serves one individual before they close what is ours and will not allow that .

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    sol 5 years

    PLEASE DO NOT PLAY WITH THE MEDIA VICTOR YOU TOUCH ONE YOU TOUCH ALL

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      Sikufele 5 years

      Only the Post newspaper. It is always supporting the GOVERNMENT.

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    There was a hot debate in the Council chamber of Solwezi when some opposition MP’s openly refuted to what the Minister of Finance when officiating the INDO-ZAMBIA Bank when he cheated that the District is developing fast. The opposition said that Yes in terms of population migration and if that he calls development we agree but what is termed as infrastructure, road network, tertiary education and industrialization PF has performed poorly even abandoning all projects which were left in operation and plans for this province. Look at the menses which have been taken to Northern regions compared to other provinces and that especially Northwestern province which used to be a laughing stock but all resources from this area are channeled to their regions.

    It is not good when all our MPs and any loving resident of Northwestern Province to praise them when they are busy sucking from here and forget this area, then it means Doom of the province. I feel Let us all cooperate regardless of the political affiliation but to work extra hard and develop our own Province.

    Being in opposition is not failing to develop the province but correct ideas and cooperation will only work and help to raise the standards of Province and this will only be effective when all in leadership whether from other regions or within work hard then can we see Solwezi and other parts be developed.

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    Paul M 5 years

    Dictators trying to stop the flow of information from the masses. It never works

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    BLACK BELT 5 years

    iwe polo yako this story doesnt exactly point out what was said,on what date and who said what. tell as the presenter and contents of the programe which anoyed the district commisioner.this is a half baked story.this story is just about some chick called lilian who was just enfasising what we all know(ICT).for all you know maybe the station manager beat up his wife and he is being pursued for gender based violence.

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    EZRON 5 years

    I dont why every time u are conderming pf, even mmd wanted 2 close radio mazabuka when they were in power.

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    COONDE 5 years

    ZAMBIAN PF AND SATA POLITICS OF INTOLERANCE! THIS GOVERNMENT IS FULLY AWARE OF ITS INEPTITUDE. IT IS FULLY AWARE THAT IT DUPED THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA. THIS GOVERNMENT WILL NOT LAST BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST UNPOPULAR SITTING GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF ZAMBIA. THIS GOVERNMENT HAS ACTED AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA TO DIVIDE THE COUNTRY IN THE LINES OF TRIBALISM, NEPOTISM, REGIONALISM, FAVORITISM, SEGREGATION, BIAS, AND HATE!COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS HAVE CONTRIBUTED A GREAT DEAL IN EMPOWERING THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA AND KEEPING THEM WELL INFORMED. IN FACT THE COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS ARE VERY CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE BOTH PHYSICALLY AND IN PROGRAMMING, THAN THE ZNBC RADIO STATIONS WHICH ARE BEING MANIPULATED BY THE BEMBAS AND BEMBAS DOMINATING THESE AIRWAVES BOTH IN PERSONNEL AND IN BROADCASTING. MANY OF US ZAMBIANS NO LONGER LISTEN TO ZNBC RADIO STATIONS. THESE ARE PF BEMBA PROPAGANDA TOOLS. ABASH PF. POLICE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY STOP PURSUING THAT INNOCENT ZAMBIAN CITIZEN, A DEFENDER OF HUMAN RIGHTS. PLEASE POLICE BUILD OUR ZAMBIAN DEMOCRACY, DON’T DESTROY IT.

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    Blago 5 years

    Dictators never like informed audiences. That is Sata for you!

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    For expose government shortcomings. MEANING WHAT??? Watchdog,,,,

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    Form four 5 years

    The lords prayer, Thy will be done.”

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    Bolt 5 years

    How many will be arrested?

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      EZRON 5 years

      Bolt u are the next victim.

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    Amuchi 5 years

    TRUTH ALWAYS PAINS BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO COME TO TERMS WITH IT.