The ruling Patriot Front says President Sata has other innovative means of communicating with Zambians than holding a news conference.
PF Director of Communications Chanda Mfula said the issue of President Sata’s failure to hold a news conference since becoming President is non-issue for the PF.
Mr Mfula said President Sata has his own style of communicating with citizens which is different from past Zambian Presidents.
He was speaking Wednesday morning when he featured on Hot FM’s Red Hot Breakfast Show.
“He prefers using his own innovative style to communicate. Sometimes if he has something to say he would even allow news Reporters into State House just before Cabinet meeting and the Reporters would even get sound bites,” Mr Mfula said.
He said Government’s communication needs are well taken care of President Sata’s Spokesperson George Chellah.
“President Sata has a very intelligent Spokesperson, a very shrewd Spokesperson who adequately speaks for the Office of the President and the nation and the party is happy with the flow of information,” he said.
Mr Mfula added, “President Sata does not believe in holding news conferences in the gardens at State House and have everybody gather including monkeys jumping around. That is not his style and he has adopted other innovative ways of communicating with the people.”
Mr Mfula also defended the personality of PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba describing him as a very good man.
“I think it’s typical for people to talk about other people whom they have never even met. Some people have expressed shock after meeting Mr Kabimba and getting to know how humble he is, they have come back to me saying they didn’t know that the man was that humble,” he said.
He added, “I have worked closely with Mr Kabimba since 2012 and I can tell you that he is a very good man, a gentleman at that and I just wish people would get to him well.”