Zim-Moza sign media collaboration pact

by | Nov 15, 2021 | International | 0 comments


Zimbabwe and Mozambique have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see media entities in the two countries sharing information.

The agreement, which was among the key outcomes of the just ended Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation between the two countries, will see Zimbabwean media agencies, exchanging information and news with
Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, and Mozambican Foreign Affairs Minister Veronica Mlhovo signed the agreements.

Explaining the modalities, Minister Mutsvangwa said the two countries have a long shared history, which should be strengthened by cooperation.
“The MOU gives us an opportunity to strengthen our very deep history. Zimbabwe shares the longest border of 1700 kilometres with Mozambique in Manicaland and this is our chance to collectively share our people`s aspirations.
We cannot continue to have a situation where people in Zimbabwe get to know about events in Mozambique through Western cable news channels. We need our own news agencies to be sharing information,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

There will be training programmes, exchange programmes, content sharing between media entities in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on labour and human capital collaboration.

Explaining the general contents of the agreement, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Professor Paul Mavhima said both countries have important roles to play in each other`s development.
“Mozambique is developing fast and so are we, we want to make sure it is easier for citizens of both countries to be able to work in either Zimbabwe or Mozambique.

We also want to exchange notes on how we can have efficient human capital which is critical to economic growth,” said Prof Mavhima.
The rationalization of the agreed MOUs should be done by the time delegations from both countries engage in a mid-year review to take stock of progress on agreements.

The 12th JPCC was the last in its form, as both countries have agreed to elevate the platform to a Bi-national commission which is led by heads of states instead of Ministers.