The Malawian government to assist track down missing pirated DVDs at Mwami border in Chipata.

The Malawian government has pledged to support the Zambian authorities to ensure successful conclusion of the on-going investigations in the case where pirated DVDs destined for Zambia went missing at Mwami Border in Eastern Province.
This is contained in a press statement released to Breeze News by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian High Commission in Malawi, Chansa Kabwela.
Malawi’s Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture, Fletcher Zenengeya, says the Malawian authorities were ready to assist Zambia in its investigations into the disappearance of the DVDs which were seized in Malawi last year.
Mr Zenengeya made the pledge when Zambia’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga, paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Lilongwe.
The Malawi Revenue Authority, in collaboration with the Copyright Society of Malawi, confiscated DVDs at Kamuzu International Airport last year destined for Zambia valued at 84 billion Kwacha unrebased and subsequently handed them over to Zambian authorities at Mwami Border in Eastern Province.
However, the said DVDs are missing and investigations into the matter are underway.
And Mr Malupenga says the case of the missing DVDs was being handled by ACC, the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Zambia Revenue Authority.
He says the problem of piracy is widespread in Zambia and that the government made the decision to introduce the hologram to protect audio visual products from unscrupulous individuals.
Mr. Malupenga says he had successful engagement with the Copyright Society of Malawi and the information shared would help Zambia in its implementation process of the hologram.

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *