The American Embassy has refuted a story in last Thursday’s edition of the Daily Nation entitled “USAID Supports Referendum ‘Yes’ Vote”
In a statement, the US Embassy said on Thursday, August 4, 2016, an article entitled “USAID Supports Referendum ‘Yes’ Vote” ran in Daily Nation that quotes a person named Aaron Phiri who is stated to be a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) coordinator.
But the Embassy says USAID has no employee named Aaron Phiri.
‘USAID has no position entitled, “USAID coordinator.” The article is based on quotes by someone who is not an employee of USAID and who therefore does not speak on behalf of USAID or otherwise represent USAID. The U.S. Embassy has requested a retraction by Daily Nation,” it said.