The Independent Broadcasting Authority has summoned Prime Television CEO Genrald Shawa for allegedly failing to comply with the IBA Act.
In a letter dated October 06, 2017, IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma asked Shawa to present himself before the licensing and compliance committee at the IBA offices for abrogating the conditions of section 29 (2) of the IBA Act.
“Section 29 (2) of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) provides, ‘where a broadcasting lisence does not comply with this Act or with the conditions of the broadcasting license, the Authority shall notify the broadcasting licensee of the measures that the broadcasting licensee should undertake, within a specified period, to comply with the conditions of this Act or broadcasting license,” stated Mapoma.
“In view of the above provision, you are hereby summoned to appear before the licensing and compliance committee of the board on Monday, 9th October, 2017at 10:30 hours in the IBA boardroom for non compliance in your broadcasting.”
Two days ago, Prime TV aired a story quoting a source who claimed that Information Minister Kampamba Mulenga paid him K21,000 in order to steal 12,996 votes from UPND president Hakainde Hichilema.
The said source claimed that he also worked with lawyer KBF and former president Rupiah Banda to rig the 2016 elections and further challenged them to sue him if they thought he was lying.