The PF government has appointed a Michael Musonda and Standard chattered bank managing director Mizinga Melu as board chairpersons of Daily Mail and Times of Zambia respectively.
Information minister Fackson Shamenda announced that information permanent secretary Amos Malupenga will be a member of both boards.
This means the control on government newspapers has even become more secure as the board members are directly appointed by government and therefore answerable to government.
Besides, the boards have only been put in place after the government has already appointed cadres as editors of the two newspapers well known for singing government praises and suppressing views of the opposition.
Other persons appointed by the PF to sit on the rubber-stamp board of Times of Zambia are Bank of Zambia director for human resource Penelope Mapoma, NGOCC executive director Engwase Mwale and University of Zambia lecturer Eustace Nkandu.
Others are Multichoice Zambia General manager Simon Botha, Lawrence Moola ,Kabazo Chanda- who was fired as judge by Chiluba 18 years ago , information permanent secretary Amos Malupenga and Times of Zambia managing director Godfery Malama.
Others who will be boot-licking PF together with Mizinga Melu at Zambia daily mail are Oliver Kanene a director at ZAMCOM, Tamala Kambikambi, a university of Zambia lecture, Carol Chibbonta, Barclays Bank Zambia head of corporate affairs Webster Malido, Philimon Songolo, Lusaka business man Simon Zukas, Amos Malupenga and Managing director Issac Chipampe.