Story by Lisa Masuku
The Second Republic continues to record remarkable strides in the opening up of the airwaves as evidenced by the historic launch of KeYona TV, the first-ever television station that will fully broadcast from Bulawayo.
The launch of KeYona TV comes against the backdrop of several television stations which have been launched in the country since the coming of the New Dispensation.
Speaking at the launch, which was conducted in a hybrid format, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa who was the Guest of Honour, said the launch of the TV station is the testimony of the government’s commitment to leaving no one and no place behind.
“The launch of KeYona TV is testimony that we are a listening government. With Bulawayo being the cultural capital of the country, KeYona TV is set to unlock the city’s potential in the creative sector,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
Dr Qhubani Moyo, the chief executive officer of KeYona TV said, “This is a historic moment for us here in Bulawayo. Bulawayo is home to creatives, so we believe this station will help unlock this city’s potential in the creative industry.”
The Minister of State for Bulawayo Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Judith Ncube said the television will not only consolidate the city’s status as a hub of creative arts but will also create employment opportunities for the youths.
“The launch of KeYona is a consolidation of Bulawayo’s status as a hub of creative arts. Moreover, more employment opportunities will be created for hundreds of youths.”
KeYona TV station joins other new kids on the block, ZTN and 3KTV.