Community voices and good governance

Community radio can play a vital role in facilitating and promoting open, democratic and accountable governments and institutions at local level. This is particularly true in rural and remote areas in Zambia where literacy levels tend to be low and the lack of TV signal and power means watching television often isn’t an option.

The use of local language by community radios makes it easier for the community to access information on governance issues and also to express their opinions and concerns. Community media have the potential to promote participatory governance, development and social change by addressing issues such as gender inequality, HIV and AIDS, and high poverty levels.

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Residents cry foul over uncompleted Nalubumba Bridge in Kalomo

Residents cry foul over uncompleted Nalubumba Bridge in Kalomo

Every trip to Kalomo boma is a constant struggle for motorists and commuters using the Kalomo - Mapatizya road as works on the damaged Nalubumba Bridge remain uncompleted after one year of its collapse. Nalubumba is one of the bridges in Kalomo that collapsed due to...

Choma’s RLC intervention brings two teachers to a school

Choma’s RLC intervention brings two teachers to a school

Macha Alvin Hamecha on the right Two Senior teachers have been transferred to Chomas’s Simunzele Basic School in Chief Mapanza’s area of Southern Province after community intervention. Members of Simunzele Radio Listening Club RLC recorded a programme discussing the...

German envoy stresses importance of accountability of governments

German envoy stresses importance of accountability of governments

German Ambassador to Zambia Bernd Finke stated that in a democratic system, the actions or omissions of the government must be subject to the close scrutiny not only of the legislative and judicial authorities but also of public opinion. He was speaking at the launch...