Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation in deficit spending

Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- High running costs have driven the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) into excess of expenditure of 243 million rupees over the last four years, Prime minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Tuesday.
He said the high cost of operations were the main cause of this deficit "while TV licence fees had not increased in the past 11 years.
" Every household in Mauritius pays a monthly licence fee of 75 rupees (2.
70 USD) to get access to three TV channels and five radio channels.
The prime minister said he was considering an official investigation in the operations of the corporation though the management had already taken measures to redress the situation.
The MBC board of management, he said, was presently scrutinising the corporation's human resources.

17 july 2001 20:07:00

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