Memafu Kapera’s NBC Contract Ends

by Serah Aupong – EM TV News, Port Moresby

Memafu Kapera’s four-year contract as Managing Director for the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has come to an end.

One week after the official end to his contract, which was on October 13, Kapera says he has three more months left with NBC before a reappointment can commence.

At a press conference at NBC headquarters today, Kapera said he has indicated his interest to continue in the role.

“As part of the process of appointment, I’ve expressed my interest to continue because there’s more to be done. I’ve actually rebuilt this organisation from 2010 up until now,” he said.

Kapera added that while his contact has officially ended he has some time left with the government media organisation, following government procedure.

“I’ve got three months to wait for an acting or substantive appointment to be made.”

NBC has struggled over the years with its operations and Kapera highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the management and the board as an issue.

“I know we have issues at the NBC at the board level with management but it’s about working together,” the acting MD said.

With the launch of NBC’s new look; Kapera said it’s the start of good things to come for the organisation, especially financially.

“Right now we are generating K1 million a month…it’s achievements [like this] that we thought we’d never achieve,” he said.

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