Zimbabwe, UN engage on information dissemination

By Oleen Ndori, International News Editor

Information dissemination has been cited as a crucial need in any democratic society particularly during disasters and elections.

This came out when Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa met the United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr Edward Kallon at her offices in Harare this Thursday.

Briefing the media after a closed-door meeting with Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa at her offices in Harare Thursday, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr Kallon confirmed discussions centred on information dissemination, developmental and peace journalism as the country heads towards the 2023 harmonised elections.

“We had a very delightful meeting where we discussed issues of information dissemination, maintenance of peace and development particularly as we head towards the 2023 harmonised elections,” he said.

Senator Mutsvangwa highlighted inroads government is making towards training journalists and licensing more radio stations as part of the second republic’s mission of leaving no one and no place behind.

“We discussed key issues concerning training of journalists in coming up with good stories, as well as the opening up of more radio stations in our partnership with UNESCO and how this goes a long way in leaving no one and no place behind,” said Senator Mutsvangwa.

Government views the growth of the media sector as a giant step towards encouraging free exchange of ideas to promote development.