16 February 2016

Tanzania: Minister Suspends Senior TBC Officials

Dar es Salaam — The government yesterday suspended two senior officials of the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC).

The minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Mr Nape Nnauye, directed that events director Mbwilo Kitujime and programmes manager Edna Rajab be relieved of their duties with immediate effect.

He said the decision would be communicated to the TBC board, which would be asked to find replacements for the suspended officials.

"We have reached this decision to strengthen the News and Events Department and enhance the general performance of TBC," Mr Nnauye told journalists.

He also directed TBC director general, Mr Clement Mshana, to take appropriate action against poorly performing employees in the department and report back to him.

"I direct the TBC director general to act against all incompetent employees in line with his authority and mandate," the minister said.

The government move follows persistent complaints about the performance of TBC employees and the State-run broadcaster in general.

The corporation recently came under fire after airing a two-hour live broadcast of a wedding.

This prompted the government to direct the TBC management to explain why the broadcaster run with taxpayers' money chose to air live and at prime time what was essentially a private ceremony.


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