Lungu invites journalists to state house

Lungu invites journalists to state house

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu speaks during the tour of Toshiba Energy Systems Keihin Operations in Tokyo,Japan on Tuesday,December 18,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has invited Journalists from Private and Public Media for a get-together-event tomorrow at State House.

According to the statement, the Journalists will be drawn from various media houses including print, broadcasting and online media.

The President will address the Journalists on a number of issues affecting the country and will welcome questions during the function. He will also have one-on-one discussions with the Journalists before inviting them for a photo session.

The function will start at 12:00hrs.

President Lungu believes that there cannot be democracy and development in a country without a free media.

Since his tenure, President Lungu’s administration has made enormous strides in developing the media in Zambia including digitising broadcast media and growing the number of private radio and television houses in the country.

This is according to a statement issued by President Lungu’ spokesperson Isaac Chipampe.

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    Nyambe the Hero 2 weeks ago

    Finally after over 4 years of cowardice. 

    Could it be Isaac Chipampe pumped so sense into the Humble Presido who in the past was using Amos Chanda as human shield from critique?

    I didn’t even bother to listen because as usual he has no solutions to urgent issues like loadshedding or rampant corruption.

    If he believes in press freedom why did his cohorts hire hackers to try to bring down ZWD plus intimidating Prime TV and other media outlets?

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    nzelu niweka 2 weeks ago

    why just call it a press conference than function

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    FuManchu 2 weeks ago

    Huh! Are they the journalists safe? They have been labeled spreaders of ‘Fake news’ and to be invited to plot one! Let’s just wait and see what comes out of it. However after the rehearsed questions show and free plate of food interaction most likely both host and invited journalists will walk away having an agreed QUID PRO QUO!

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    Mavuto 2 weeks ago

    Question 1
    Did you call Chushi directly and told him ‘nge ifyo naumfwa (what about this I’m hearing?) Can you cancel it!’” according to Kalaba.