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State has not approved ZAMEC launch – Ronnie

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Information Minister Ronnie Shikapwasha

CHIEF Government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha has said the launch of Zambia Media Council (ZAMEC) has not been approved by Government.

Lieutenant-General Shikapwasha said this on April 14 after MISA Zambia held a press briefing to announce that the launch of ZAMEC will be held on World Press Freedom Day (May 3).

“As Government, we have not been consulted over the launch of ZAMEC,” Gen Shikapwasha said.

He said if MISA launches ZAMEC, it means they have nothing to do with Government. Gen Shikapwasha said MISA Zambia is creating confusion by not consulting Government over the launch of ZAMEC.

“Launching ZAMEC without Government’s approval will show that the government does not have any position on the media,” he said.

Gen Shikapwasha said negotiations for the launch have not come to a conclusion for ZAMEC to be launched. He said that if MISA goes ahead to launch ZAMEC on World Press Freedom Day, Government will advise media houses to have nothing to do with ZAMEC.

Gen Shikapwasha has advised MISA Zambia not to launch ZAMEC to avoid confusion, saying MISA should wait until negotiations come to a conclusion.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

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  1. Ba big nose naimwe go to h.e.l.l. Who died and left the country to you? This is our country. As a soldier, you were dismissed for cowardice. Now you think you can throw your weight around.

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