Voice of America has urged journalists in Malawi to ensure inclusive coverage of Political parties in preparation for 2019 tripartite elections.

Managing editor of Voice of America Shaka Ssali made the call during a motivational talk which MISA Malawi in conjunction with UNICAF hosted in Lilongwe.

The motivational talk was organized to give veteran journalists and Journalism students the opportunity to discuss issues affecting the profession.

Ssali said journalists should discuss issues that can attract people to vote and give equal time to all contestants.

“There is need to allow Malawians make decisions on who to vote for,” Ssali said

In her remarks, MISA Malawi Chairperson Teresa Ndanga said “the function was very important because it has helped the upcoming Journalists to know what they can do to become successful professionals.”