Information, Broadcasting and Labour Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga has warned Journalists in the country that the risked being barred from covering functions at State House and any other state function if they continue with their ‘improper’ dressing.
The visibly annoyed Mr. Malupenga was shocked to see some Journalists from named private media houses dressed in dirty jeans, hanging shirt and wearing canvas when they covered President Michael Sata at State House yesterday.
Mr. Malupenga threatened that media personnel who fail to dress properly will would not be allowed to cover the Head of State.
Mr. Malupenga said at a meeting with all media heads at Cabinet Office it was resolved that Journalists covering State functions should be smartly dressed at all times.
ZANIS reports that the Permanent Secretary was addressing Journalists at State House in Lusaka yesterday.
“I had a meeting with your bosses at Cabinet Office and we resolved that action shall be taken with immediate effect on Journalists who opted not to dress smartly and don’t cry foul because we expect you media people to look presentable by dressing in proper attire.
“Don’t accuse us of putting blocks to frustrate your work,” Mr. Malupenga said.