VJ horrified by official tribalism at Times, Daily Mail

VJ horrified by official tribalism at Times, Daily Mail

By VJ Mwaanga

Two things have appalled me in the last 24 hrs. The first one was how unbalanced the new Boards of the Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily Mail are. I can’t believe that the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, can be so insensitive about the need to preserve our national motto of “One Zambia, One Nation, as appoint these two Boards of what are supposed to be National Newspapers from two ethnic groups. Iam horrified, because that would have been unthinkable during my time in that same Ministry as Minister. How can that Minister be blatantly promoting “One Zambia, Two Nations”?. These new Board appointments are an abomination and President Edgar Lungu should order Minister Mulenga to reconstitute these two Boards and make them more representative of Zambia. The second one was how much time people on this forum, spent, talking about Antonio Mwanza defection from FDD, to PF, yes you have heard me right, from FDD to PF. I will take a kinder view, if people would spend time on the ground, recruiting members from other parties to UPND and growing grassroots support on the ground, particularly in areas where UPND did not do well in the last tripartite elections. With all the corruption being exposed in PF by people who are leaving that party , who occupied very senior positions, surely, UPND should take full advantage of this fertile ground to the people of Zambia, that they will provide a better alternative which will address the concerns and grievances of all the people of Zambia in all Provinces and not just a few, including the marketeers , who are now being denied a livelihood , because of the cholera outbreak, which should have been handled better. Hey hey hey! Let us keep our eyes on the bigger picture. I rest my case.

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