Second Republic walks the talk in reforming the media landscape as 3KTV launches

By Peter Chivhima

The Second Republic is walking the talk on transforming the local media landscape through the launch of more television and radio stations.

The launch of the new television station, 3KTV, in Harare this Friday follows the launch of a community radio station in Chiredzi a few weeks ago.

More players in the broadcasting sector are set to take off after being licensed, and government views this as a milestone achievement in the transformation of the local media landscape.

“This is a milestone achievement in the broadcasting services sector and this will bring diversity in the media sector,” said Mr Nick Mangwana, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.

Guest of Honour at this Friday’s event, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said the launch of the new broadcasting television is a reflection of the Second Republic’s commitment to promoting diverse views and voices.

She said: “We have the second Republic which is walking the talk. We cannot talk about today’s launch without you who have advocated for media reforms and our President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as a listening leader, heeded the call. We understand that any success hinges on plurality and diverse views. This is a commitment by the Second Republic.”

Senator Mutsvangwa also encouraged members of the fourth estate to unite the nation through objective and professional reportage.