zbc staffer.jpgZimbabwe today joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Radio Day which is a date set aside to raise awareness of information through radio broadcasters.

As part of the commemorations, Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Cde Webster Shamu toured ZBC Radio Zimbabwe studios in Mbare.

Among those who toured the Radio Zimbabwe studios with the Minister were veteran broadcaster Dominic Mandizha, who worked for the Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation and Sobuza-Gula Ndebele, who was one of the Voice of Zimbabwe pioneers in Maputo, Mozambique.

ZBC’s General Manager Radio Services, Mr. Allan Chiweshe said radio stations should celebrate their ability and contribution to the development of the country through information dissemination, education and entertainment.

Cde Shamu urged radio stations to enhance their status and effectiveness, adding that radio is the leading medium that reaches the widest audience in the world.

The World Radio Day which was adopted on the third of November 2011 seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through the medium and enhance networking among broadcasters.