Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the national broadcaster, will restore the full programming of its radio services as of Wednesday.

NBC’s Chief Commercial Officer Umbi Karuahe-Upi Tuesday said that the national broadcaster’s board in consultation with the Ministry of Information and communication technology, Minister Stanley Simataa, reached a favorable agreement to restore the services.

The decision was taken after positive deliberation with the shareholder which took place following the announcement of austerity measures, she said.

Due to financial problems, Namibia’s national broadcaster in September put a number of severe austerity measures to counter the financial situation at NBC, which saw programming services and staff reduction being introduced.

According to Karuahe-Upi, the broadcaster is now in a position to restore all its radio services to its regular broadcast schedule, while television broadcasting will follow once further progress is announced by the shareholder. Enditem

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