The US Government says the timing of the closure of The Post Newspaper by the Zambian Revenue Authority, only weeks before important elections in Zambia is of deep concern.
In a statement issued on the State Department website, the US government says the closure of The Post is the loss of an independent voice during the campaign period and election cycle.
The United States Government has since urged the Government of Zambia to work with the Zambian Revenue Authority and The Post to find a way forward that allows The Post to reopen immediately.
It says the free flow of information to the Zambian people is an essential element of a free, fair, credible and peaceful election.
Meanwhile, the Post newspaper has continued to publish despite the seizure of its equipment and assets by ZRA entering day three.
Post staff have continued working outside the newspaper’s premises on Bwinjimfumu road after they set up a makeshift newsroom outside the gate.