The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has licensed eight more community radio stations.
In a statement, BAZ Acting CEO, Engineer Matthias Chakanyuka said the licences have been awarded to:
- Radio Bukalanga (Put Ltd): Mangwe, Brunapeg, Maphisa
2. Matobo Community Radio Trust: Ndalwane, Plumtree, Empandeni
- Chimanimani Community Radio Station Trust: Chimanimani, Gwendingwe, Rusitu
4. Vemuganga Community Radio Trust: Chipinge-Checheche, Chibuwe
- Ndau Community Radio Station Trust: Mahenye (Garahwa)
6. Twasumbuka Community Radio Trust: Binga, Kamativi and Siabuawa
7. Patsaka Nyami Nyami Community Trust T/A Kasambabezi FM: Kariba, Mapongola,
8. Madziwa Community Radio Trust: Shamva
“After licensing the stations should be operational within eighteen (18) months failure of which the licenses will be automatically revoked as stipulated by the Broadcasting Services Act,” Engineer Chakanyuka said.