President Rupiah Banda has commended media organisations operating in Zambia for the professional manner they covered him and his government this year.
This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Dickson Jere.
In his letters addressed to various private, community and state-run media organisations, President Banda congratulated the Zambian media for the professional and profitable coverage rendered to his government in the year 2009.
The President said he is optimistic that 2010 will strengthen the already existing relations between government and the media.
President Banda expressed hope that the year 2010 will further bring about greater cooperation between government and the media as the two pursue the good of the nation.
President Banda wished the nation well during the festive season.
“Kindly receive my heartfelt felicitations as I wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year,” read Mr. Banda’s letter in part.