Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday castigated local television stations for airing unethical and immoral programs.
Addressing the 9th meeting of the parents’ wing of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Magufuli said such programs were against the East African country’s traditions.
“Some media outlets have been promoting erosion of our values by broadcasting unpleasant TV programs,” said the president.
He ordered the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports and the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) to enforce laws governing media operations to curb moral erosion.
Magufuli said TCRA had the mandate to suspend or take legal actions against any media outlet found guilty of violating regulations, yet the communications regulator was not taking any actions.
“I am urging relevant authorities to start taking immediate actions to curb moral erosion in our society,” he said.