zbc logo final.jpgThe visiting Namibian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Cde Joel Kaapanda has applauded the quality of news at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation saying it shows resilience in face of struggles against illegal sanctions.

Cde Joel Kaapanda made the remarks when he and his Namibian delegation, in the company of Zimbabwe’s Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Cde Webster Shamu, toured facilities at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and Transmedia at Pockets Hills Studios.

“The story of hard work by the people of Zimbabwe……the story of endurance and perseverence against sanctions……you are doing a wonderful job here,” said Cde Kaapanda.

Speaking at the same occasion, ZBC News and Current Affairs General Manager, Mr. Tazzen Mandizvidza thanked the initiative by the two ministers from Zimbabwe and Namibia that has seen staff from both countries working together and enhancing co-operation strategies.

“If we work together we can stand against the likes of United States who want to dominate the entire global village,” Mr. Mandizvidza said.

Earlier on the delegation toured the Zimbabwe Newspapers headquarters in the central business district where they were appraised of the group’s operations.

Meanwhile, Cde Kaapanda says his county and Zimbabwe are working hard to improve cooperation in areas of development in order to maximise opportunities for job creation and poverty reduction.

Cde Kaapanda was speaking soon after a tour of Victoria Falls organised for the visiting Namibian delegation by the Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity.

He said relations between the two countries are crucial as they are cemented by a similar history.

Cde Kaapanda challenged the SADC region to continue working together to improve regional integration and development of telecommunication infrastructure, among other areas.

The Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu, said the visit by the Namibian delegation brings back memories of the struggle that the two countries experienced in their quest to liberate the black majority from colonial rule.

The two countries have been working together to enhance development in various sectors of the economy, with Namibia being one of the countries that supported the country in its bid to host the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly to be co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe.