MBC distributes bicycles to DBU radio listening clubs

Written by  Alex Mwangosi

Traditional Authority Mwakaboko of Karonga has hailed the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation-MBC for distributing bicycles to members of Radio Listening Clubs of the Development Broadcasting Unit-DBU in Malawi.

Pachalo Munthali-DBU(yellow shirt) hands over bicycles to club listeners Pachalo Munthali-DBU(yellow shirt) hands over bicycles to club listeners

Chief Mwakaboko was speaking at his Iponga Headquarters when MBC through DBU was distributing bicycles to Radio Listening Clubs.


The  Traditional  Authority  said  the  bicycles  will  go  a long  way  in  easing  mobility  problems  among  members  of  the  Radio  Listening  Clubs.


“Let  me  thank  MBC  for  these  bicycles  because  they  will  assist   club  members  to  reach  out  far  and  wide  to  record  development  programmes,”  said  Chief  Mwakaboko.

The  Chief  added  that  the  clubs  play  a  vital  role  in  unearthing  development  needs  for  a  particular  community.

“This club is the  one  which revealed about water problems at Songwe Boarder. This time government has listened  and  has given us clean water here,”  Mtemi Mwakaboko said proudly.


He however called  on  members  of  the  Radio  Listening  Clubs  to  take  care  of  the  bicycles  for them to last longer.


“I should also advise the clubs to take care of  the  bicycles and  maintain  them  whenever  need arises so that the community benefits for a long  time,”  pleaded  Chief  Mwakaboko.


Speaking  on  behalf  of  DBU,  Pacharo  Munthali  thanked  the  National Aids  Commission-NAC  for  the  bicycles  which  he  said  will  go  a  long  way  in  reducing  mobility  challenges  among  members  of  the  Radio  Listening  Clubs.


And  MBC`s  Harnet  Msukwa,  who  accompanied  the  DBU  Team,  urged  the  clubs  to  record    many  programmes  including  HIV  and  AIDS   ones.


During  the  visit  to  Karonga,  the  DBU  staff  distributed     24  bicycles  to  eight  radio  listening  clubs  in  the  district.  Among  those  which  benefited  three bicycles  each,  were  Iponga,  Mwangulukulu, Kaporo, Chikutu,  Mpata, Kasoba,  Lupembe  and  Fulirwa.

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