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MISA Malawi hails President Chakwera for continued Media Freedoms 

May 3, 2022

By Malawi Exclusive

Misa Malawi Chairperson Tereza Ndanga has commended Malawi President Dr Lazarus Chakwera for the press Freedom Malawi is enjoying in the country.

Speaking at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during a  breakfast which the president hosted Ndanga, said President Chakwera has demonstrated that he is a true statesman who really believe in press freedoms. 

Ndanga said during the time of his office, Chakwera has opened the doors of State House through weekly and face the press briefings. 

“Only three months in office President Chakwera operationalised the Access to Information Law which remained stagnant for years,” she said.

She said that the President has purely demonstrated his trust and commitment towards media freedoms. 

She said the President has demonstrated that media is indeed a partner to carry out messages on development of the country.

Ndanga commended Malawi President for appointing professionals on his panel of press team saying that has helped in easy coordination.

“We can say that no any other administration has remained opened as you Sir,” said Ndanga.

Ndanga, however, complained to the president that there are some few Departments which are still closed. 

The Misa Chair also requested that Ministry of Information should leave accreditation of Foreign journalists to the Media Council of Malawi arguing that it is sad that up to now Government continue to accredit the journalists. 

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