Kapera: Support media

National, Normal

The National, Monday July 1st, 2013

 GOVERNMENT should give greater financial support to the National Broadcasting Corporation, managing director Memafu Kapera says.

Kapera told participants last Friday at the CIMC national development forum in Port Moresby the government must not ignore the communications sector since it was a vital part of the country’s progress.

“The quality of the government will be measured by the quality of the media,” he said.

“Every year certain funding must be allocated to support NBC operations in the country because it will enable the Government to deliver its strategic development objectives to the people effectively with the use of television/radio coverage that the organisation can maintain,” he said.

“It is a big plus because of our network across the country having an average of 42% of provincial stories and 58% from NCD stories. 

“In 2011, the organisation received only K5 million in development funding from the state and 

as of last year the organisation has not received anything from the budget.

“The organisation is able to raise revenue of K3 million each year.”