I wish to correct the impression created by some online media houses that I called the interviewer Bruce Chooma a fool. As a matter of fact I personally know many journalists including Bruce.
Honestly we may have our own weaknesses as individuals but surely would never sink that low as to call a journalist a fool. Even when we have been abused and labelled all sorts of names by some media houses, we never called them fools. Anyone can access the recording from Millennium Radio and listen to the full interview.
The correct context following a question from one caller on my role in the MMD privatisation process which the PF have been trying to smear on me went something like.
.”My job is to valuate your property and when I valuate, I give you the good price at which you can sell your property. Then because you are a bad negotiator you do away with the higher value at which your property is worth as advised by ourselves and you sell it at a cheap price, then after many years you turn to the evaluator and say, I didn’t sell my property well……then you must be a fool.”
Surely in that statement the moderator is by far from being called a fool nor is he mentioned or linked.
I also mentioned that the privatisation process was an MMD government project and that I was just a young boy working for myself. In that MMD government’s Frederick Chiluba government were key ministers such as late Micheal Sata who became the PF and Republican President, the likes of Nkandu Luo, and many others.
Equally in the private sector were many of us each one playing a different role such as lawyers, etc. How powerful then could I have been as a young boy to have influenced the entire government machinery to do a wrong thing?
We know journalists may choose what they wish to report but surely that part was just a very small segment of the entire close to 2 hours interview where we articulated a number of our economic policy alternatives compared to what our friends are current doing. We talked about the energy crisis, the falling Kwacha, economic diversification measures in sectors such as agriculture, job creation for youths, how we could have saved jobs in the mining and other sectors, how we could have been prudent in utilisation of resources, education sectors and many other things.
We fully know that not everyone will like us and what we do, but please let’s be fair to each other in our reporting and spreading malicious propaganda against us. At least let’s learn to tell the truth on each other as God fearing people in a christian nation.
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