CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
THE Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has summoned 29 radio stations to exculpate themselves for failing to comply with the provisions of the
The 29 radio stations, which have also been summoned for failing to pay licence fees, are from Lusaka, Copperbelt, Eastern, North-Western, Muchinga, Southern and Western provinces.
This is contained in a notice of hearing issued yesterday, and signed by IBA director-general Josephine Mapoma.
According to the notice, the 29 radio stations, of which 11 are from Lusaka, are expected to appear before the board for hearing, to be held on July 13 and 14 in the IBA boardroom.
“The IBA shall hold the hearing in line with the provision of section 29(1)(i) of the IBA Act number 26 of 2010, which gives power to suspend, or cancel a licence, where the licensee has failed, in spite of written notice, to comply with the conditions of the broadcasting licence,” the notice reads in part.
In the interest of licensee confidentiality, the Authority has opted not to name the stations.