Vice President, Inonge Wina has urged Zambians to promote the interest of the nation instead of taking pleasure in scandalizing the country to the international community.
The Vice President also said that it was sad that even some Members of Parliament are claiming that there is no freedom of the press in the country.
Ms Wina said the establishment of private electronic and print media institutions is testimony that government is committed to promoting media freedom.
The Vice President said people should not use the closure of the one newspaper company, which failed to follow the law, to claim that there is no media freedom in the country.
Ms Wina was speaking in parliament on Friday , in response to a question from Kabompo Member of Parliament, Ambrose Lufuma, during the Vice President’s question time.
On 21 June 2016, the Zambia Revenue Authority closed The Post Newspaper Limited, demanding that the company pay a total of K68 million (US$6.1 million) disputed tax arrears immediately.
According to MISA Zambia, there is evidence to suggest that The Post is not the only media house that has tax problems in Zambia and this clearly shows that the closure of The Post is a political move that is beyond tax issues, as alleged.