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Government still concerned with social media abusers

Headlines Government still concerned with social media abusers

Dr. Joseph Katema
Dr. Joseph Katema

Government has continued to express concern with the rampant abuse of the Online publications and social media.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Joseph Katema says social media network abusers are unproductive.

Dr. Katema, who is Chief Government Spokesperson, observed that some people have turned online publications as platforms for insults and all sorts of malicious statements against certain people.

He said this in Lusaka today when he officiated at the 2014 social good summit whose theme was, “connecting for good; connecting for all”.

Dr. Katema said the theme was good as it was in line with the government’s policy of ensuring that all corners of the country were technologically connected through the revised sixth national development plan.

The minister was however happy with the growth of the social media and its innovations especially on matters of health, HIV/AIDS and development in general.

He cited the U-Report that is advocating for young people to get involved in their reproductive health lives as one of the good ways of using social media.

He further said the Bongo Hive and Mwana Project are changing people’s lives for the better through social media.

And speaking earlier, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Viola Morgan observed that new technology and innovations are unfolding frequently.

Ms. Morgan said with the rapid development of new tools and ways to communicate, the generation of today holds the keys to making the world a better place to live in in future.

She said the social media has significantly helped in shaping the values of the youths in the country.

59 COMMENTS

  1. iwe ba katema,,, please talk about ebola and how to prevent in Zambia,,, social media wont kill you unless you are already dead

    • Already your contributions are negative. Well out of topic! Tell me “is it the responsibility of Katema to prevent Ebola or it is Hon Kasonde?” Don’t you know that social media is like match stick and can put a country on fire by negative contributors like you? I think LT should ‘cut off’ people like ndobo from posting because they are like weeds.

    • We have to clean up these chaps abusing the media. They are distorting the good image of our country through negative reporting and lies.

    • @the one
      dont just be a stone throwing cadre,,,, know whats going on around you,,, who is the minister of heath in zambia?? and who is responble of ebola prevention??

    • Social media largely depends on which side of the coin one decides to concentrate on. For instance the ministers message who have not reached as many as it has done without social media and online publication. The issue of tribalism is just the reality on the ground, those benefiting do not see it that way and the ones left out it is clear as white from black.

    • @Ndobo, sorry man it is your mistaken identity.
      I think you had KASEBA in mind. Katema is not minister of Health, its some one called Kasonde Fimofimo.

    • Saulosi, go back to the 1700s!! This is the information age and people should be allowed to express their opinions! Just because they differ from PF’s opinions doesn’t mean they are your enemies!!!

    • The problem with these sites abusing social media is not just as simple as people refraining from reading news they carry.Its about the image they portray to the outside world.

    • @Saulosi, is that a DOG in your picture? I always wonder.
      My question has nothing to do with your unwanted people of UPND. You know where I belong.

  2. I wonder sometimes how some people’s logic works, I mean of you don’t like certain sites Su H as ZWD then don’t visit their site, don’t read their news, chapwa! Then also, as long as government restricts the kind of news that’s reported by government media then people will always look for alternative news sites, and these alternative news sites will exploit the situation. Case in point is the batting of private media at parliament last week, it raises all sorts of speculation and ZWD and other sites will exploit the situation.

  3. I wonder sometimes how some people’s logic works, I mean of you don’t like certain sites Such as ZWD then don’t visit their site, don’t read their news, chapwa! Then also, as long as government restricts the kind of news that’s reported by government media then people will always look for alternative news sites, and these alternative news sites will exploit the situation. Case in point is the barring of private media at parliament last week, it raises all sorts of speculation and ZWD and other sites will exploit the situation.

  4. Government should be more concerned with sponsors like (HH), sponsors of local terrorism through the spread of hatred, evil and ill-will in irresponsible media like the lousy Watchdog. Evidence of cash transfers by (HH) to this unZambian, disrespectful and seditious gossip media is all you need. The young man (HH) has embraced genocidal traits at an early stage in his futile political career.

    • Please airhead. Constant mongering and negativity without any knowledge whatsoever. Its people like you that this man is talking about. Twisting things and making comparisons with brutal conflicts and regimes, which any sensible PF official would want to disassociate from…for fear of being put in the same bin as you…..a hateful, polarising individual that frankly reflects what the people of Zambia are tired of hearing. You spew seperation and an ill informed view of organizations. Take criticism and offer constructive criticism. ..you’ll be a better person. Eeuuurrghh!!! Disgusting.

    • Hey LOL, 2020vision seems to think we are one and the same, ain’t that neat? As for Kudos, I wouldn’t bother with him if I were you. He is a typical tin can, very noisy but no substance. While some of us support the opposition from the sidelines, Kudos is an actual PF member so he takes our crapping on his stup!d party a tad more personally. I would not be surprised if he was related to that numbskull Sturdy Mwale, the PF copperbelt whatever, an a$$hole of extreme proportions coz they sound the same.

  5. Intenet and social networking is not Zambia’s invention and the country has no or very little effect on it, so waste of time once again bwana Minister. Try banning accredited media houses to the official opening of the Zambian parliament.

  6. Restraint in today’s world is as old fashioned as so-called privacy especially when you decide to PUBLISH anything. What we need now is to foster good governance with an overwhelming sense of open-mindedness. If we allow the masses to own their media we will reach the realistic point of self-regulation. Just look at the likes of Wikipedia which now has an almost militant readership that keeps it in check. We need to move away from putting up too many rules. You will see irresponsible media dying a natural death; they thrive on resistance…

  7. There are people who really hate HH ,even when he has said nothing they just have to wake him up and bring him in their dirty tribal debates. Leave HH alone, concentrate on finding a cure for your dying horse. How is HH sponsoring the watchdog? pf minions stop dreaming about HH day and night. Today you complain about social media because people speak freely and remind you of want you promised the people and you are failing to fulfill.It will be the same social media you condemn today that you will run to when you loss the positions and the power you enjoy today

  8. Sad that Zambian’s are still living in the past. Iwe Katema, we demand freedom of speech, expression and information. Don’t worry about what we say, tell us where the President has been and what’s wrong with him. We deserve to know! Imwe ma puppet, don’t bother, you can continue kissing butts. Zambia needs a leader and “We the people” need to know what a hell is going on. All this picking of stuff and the blame game and stuff is not helping. Why is our President looking so weak? Why isn’t he able to give speeches?

  9. One day the books will be opened in other words we will have to officially make reference to what some of you bitter, hateful, deceitful chaps such as wanzelu (who is really also mei matungu amongst other names), ndobo, jay jay, cjay, wantanshi, dudelove (is also LOL), m2020 and other poorly raised individuals who are setting bad examples for their own children to become insolent adults like themselves. These followers of lucifer that have said the most evil of words to other people are a representation of their political ideology based on tribalism, blantant negativity, violence and denial even when most Zambians support PF. UPND won only 1 (ONE) seat out of 6 in the just ended bye elections. I think that is a clear indication that Zambians don’t want anything to do with these fools.

    • 2020vision.
      Calm down young man. If want to start something you wont manage to handle just go ahead. This LT site is making a lot of you chaps so exited hey? Carry on vomiting rubbish, but one day you will swallow your rubbish you constantly spew here.
      You are still bitter about my speculations I know. But the truth is I had no choice but to conclude that Sata is dead because of rampant lies surrounding Sata’s health. Had your stupid PF told the truth that Sata is not well and needs rest, all our wild speculations would not have happened.
      Even when HH has not commented on your useless discussions you want to drag him in. Last time I checked HH wished Sata well so that he can show him how to govern past 2016. HH didn’t wish Sata dead. HH is pre occupied with the cost of living…

    • 2020Vision.

      Truth be, told, Sata ‘s end is fast approaching. He has lived his productive life and at 77 years old, he is just a few inches away fro his grave, no matter how much chemicals they use on him. I feel sorry for him that he made more enemies than friends in his life time.

      Every Zambian is worried about Sata ‘s health status,but especially some you whose bread and butter entirely depend on him.

    • @wanzelu (mei matungu) mwaiche as for vomit and swallowing, you should know ALOT about that seeing you are the master of false speculation..fact and even an !diot like you knows that’s true!I even wonder why you continue to appear on this site with your lies that only people as stupid or more stupid than you such as the already mentioned dudelove, wantanshi, cjay, blago, fake engineer and fake emmanuel and your other clansmen are happy to delude themselves with..you lot are twerps..some of us despite our feelings towards you chaps have never wished death or predicted HH to die despite him being a known freemason and satanist with so many skeletons in his closet. Let me give you an accurate prediction..the Hungry Hyena will never be President, you will always be a false speculator mwana!

  10. People are frustrated and they need to. Our country has been taken over by Chinese and Somali people. Who is leading the pact on Zambia? Iwe Katema you need to start talking, because Sata is obviously struggling with dementia and its clear.

  11. This article started negatively and ended well with affirmation that social media is good for citizens. It provides access to information which informs.

    However, there are certain sites that do provide a forum for seditious false information. Abusing a Democratically elected President is not on. It is clear the objective is to cause upheaval. The gov’t does need to be worried as some bloggers are very aggressive. Sites like ZWD (which does have a moderator), to prevent seditious material. Blatantly false articles designed to cause political disturbances should be turned off if the moderator has good sense to stop those articles going live. Freedom of speech must be preserved, but even the CIA would turn off ZWD, their articles are alarmist and only campaign for HH.

  12. One has to look at the person in that photo..in all honesty do you think that empty tin would know how to use social media or what it is?

    • Thats bcoz he has time for chibuku than youtube,yahoo or twitter.
      (more time for ruining the mind than for feeding the mind)

  13. Dear L.T bloggers, for your info Zambian Watch Dog is actually not visited that much, no one except the same trolls like wanzelu, m2020, dudelove and other real UPND rank and file such as chi Cornelius are the regulars there along with their same “reporters”and obviously their funder HH. For wanzelu to say HH has never said those things is seriously beside the point, HH has been funding that site which has posted some of the vilest articles ever. One would wonder why are these chaps so bitter? Are they victims of mass murder or genocide like in Rwanda? Surprsingly the answer is no, they are simply foreign based tribalists that have nothing better to do than insult a leader, a good leader who is trying so hard to improve Zambia, yet they continue to taunt and crack these wise jokes.

    • Hmm, abena 2020, who has annoyed you this morning? Wifey had a headache last night so did not give you some? In all fairness, I saw Sata ku parliament and my hate just vanished. What I felt was pity and that pity still abounds. That is why I cannot engage you in our usual trade of unpalatables. The man is in the twilight of his life and it hit me when I saw how totally mortal the human body is. Every being has a destiny to follow and whether we crap on it or not, whatever goals sata had set out, he has achieved and I gotta stand up and applaud him no matter how much I cannot stand him. PF is the worst thing that has ever happened to this country. The bad they have done far outweighs the good. But Sata is Zambian which makes him my kinsman. And thats the truth.

  14. Dear L.T bloggers, for your info Zambian Watch Dog is actually not visited that much, no one except the same trolls like wanzelu, m2020, dudelove and other real UPND rank and file such as chi Cornelius are the regulars there along with their same “reporters”and obviously their funder HH. For wanzelu to say HH has never said those things is seriously beside the point, HH has been funding that site which has posted some of the vilest articles ever. One would wonder why are these chaps so bitter? Are they victims of mass murder or genocide like in Rwanda? Surprsingly the answer is no, they are simply foreign based tribalists that have nothing better to do than insult a leader, a good leader who is trying so hard to improve Zambia, yet they continue to taunt and crack these sick jokes.

    • Thats because people access it via facebook. Very thick indeed. Let me explain…..less data usage. Simple now you get it isn’t it?

    • 2020vision, if you’re basing your figures based on what LOL has so aptly revealed that the ZWD you’re talking about is the one your government has pulled out all the stops to block, then your vision is sh!t. Go to facebook as advised, you will find millions of people reading and commenting on ZWD stories so am afraid your little triumphant speech is as good as a loud fart in an empty FRA warehouse. ZWD gets far more readers and followers than any other media institution in this country. That is a fact.

  15. Zambianwatchdog is the culprit…e.g they are scandalizing the new zambezi mp cos they are bitter with kakomas loss.They are publishing one sided stories so that the new mp is not given a ministerial position.They are evil.

  16. Ctn..they taunt from some dingy hole abroad where they are merely abusing the hospitality of their host nations to vent and stir up trouble in Zambia through hate speech. Should authorities in those host nations know what these seditious minds are brewing then most certainly these evil minded trouble makers would surely be deported to face stiff and true justice here at home in Zambia. Why are they now visiting LusakaTimes website so much? The answer is simple this site is one of the 10 top Zambian blogs with some stories recording up to 10,000 readers whereas Zambian Watch Dog on average records 20, yes no joke, that’s true on average that infamous ZWD site has only 20 readers per story which is an indication of how truly news(un)worthy the Zambian online community rate ZWD. Fact!

  17. @2020visi0n
    WHY DO YOU HATE ZWD VERY MUCH? I HAVE SEEN THAT YOU HAVE COMMENTED SIX TIMES ON THIS TOPIC AND BY THE END OF THE DAY YOU MAY REACH 20. WHAT YOU ARGUE DOESNT COME OUT VERY CLEARLY,CAN YOU MAKE YOU POINTS SHORT AND CLEAR. COMPARING ZWD AND LT DOES NOT ADD ANYTHING TO MY LIFE AND THOSE OF MANY ZAMBIANS WHO ARE IMPOVERISHED BY THOSE IN POWER. HH IS FAR FROM THE CORRIDORS OF POWER AND TALKING ABT WHO THE WHO DAY IS ASHEER WASTE OF TIME. I ALWAYS ADVISE THE PF MINIONS TO FORGET ABT HH BUT THEY DONT LISTEN AND THEY ARE MAKING HH POPULAR. WHAT ZAMBIANS WANT IS PF TO DELIVER ON THE PROMISES THEY MADE IN 2011, PERIOD!

  18. Ba 2020 Visionless
    Take a pill to chill before cracking headache mars further your recollection.
    Notice, in rage you are double posting same views. LT is pro PF as the Post, that means readership is upped, remember PF govt has spent K000s to dim ZWD but not LT. The bonus to you and other PF cadres is that Sata is getting younger and healthier every day – pleased?. If we say truth about Sata, hurts you with rage of killing one next to you.

  19. Information minister a couple of months ago said,they have put ZNBC TV online so that the people like me in the diaspora can hear and see for ourselves what’s obtaining on the ground. It was a good idea and we received it with both hands…….BUT now if you try to access the site it say enter password. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.

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