Lungu says $192 million secretive loan whistle-blowers will be dealt with

Lungu says $192 million secretive loan whistle-blowers will be dealt with

President Edgar Lungu says whistle-blowers who exposed the secret US$192 million loan from China will be dealt with.

And Lungu says he is thinking twice about enacting the Freedom of Information Bill because of the way information is being mishandled by the media.

Mr Lungu was speaking upon arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport when he returned from Livingstone.

Lungu said media practitioners are professionals who should be able to analyse and evaluate the information that they receive from their informers.

He said the allegation that government is hiding a US$192 million loan from China for security purposes is false.

Lungu said the leaking of information is a security issue which has already been handled further stating that those found wanting would be dealt accordingly with one by one.

He said secrecy should prevail because it will be irresponsible of him to be sharing top class information to the public.

‘It is sad that information is circulating. we are not hiding any money. That is why am even thinking twice about enacting the freedom of information bill,” he said.

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