Written on August 23, 2023
MACRA Holds Consultation Meetings FM Band refarming Exercise with Stakeholders
Written on August 23, 2023

The MACRA Director General, Daud Suleman has reiterated that if the FM Band refarming is properly implemented, Malawi will have a stable broadcasting landscape. He made the remarks at the ongoing consultation meetings on the FM Band refarming exercise with different stakeholders.

MACRA team, FM Band Refarming Task Force in a group photo with participants

“There is a future that is seen through the FM Band Refarming exercise. The broadcasting industry is a serious business and needs to be protected,” he said. Today MACRA and the task force were meeting media institutions namely; Misa Malawi, Media Council of Malawi and the Association of Women in Media (AWOME).

Some of the participants at the meeting

The refarming exercise which is being conducted through a taskforce comprising MACRA staff and engineers from the broadcasting industry is expected to be finalized by December 2023. It is aimed at providing a long-lasting solution to the challenges the broadcasting industry in Malawi has been experiencing.

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