Siavonga District Commissioner Lovemore Kanyama has dispelled reports that President Edgar Lungu fell asleep during the launch of Yalelo Fish Farm in Siavonga last week.
ZANIS reports that Mr Kanyama said the story carried in some section of the media that President Lungu dozed off does not reflect what happened in Siavonga.
Mr Kanyama stated that he was seated next to President Lungu and that the head of state was active throughout the launch.
“I was seated next to the President and at no time did he fall asleep”, said Kanyama.
The District Commissioner said the story is disappointing in that by attacking the President, it fell short of bringing out the significance of the launch and missed out on the core function of the media of information dissemination.
Mr Kanyama said it is unfortunate that some journalists have chosen not to contribute to the development of the country by being professional in their work.
He has since urged people to respect President Lungu and support him in his governance of the country and effort of advancing the country’s development agenda.