Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube has said that the government shall be funding operations of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporations. He said:
We gave ZBC some money to clear their arrears in terms of employee salaries and other obligations to employees that has really given the company relief. Going forward, we will be providing more funding to ZBC but also to make sure that every programme where you are invited to ZBC, government is able to budget properly.
Ncube added that the government was designing a plan which would shall be used to finance the 24-hour news channel once it is established.
His remarks come after ZBC told the prebudget seminar recently that it needed the government to fund its operations since it was incapacitated to cover some key events.
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