UNSCRUPULOUS people have created over 17 Dora Siliya fake Facebook accounts to tarnish her image and are using her name to solicit for funds.
Ms Siliya, Agriculture Minister, who confirmed the fake Facebook pages yesterday called on the Minister of Justice Given Lubinda to strengthen internet regulations because people were abusing the social media.
She said in an interview with the Daily Nation that some unscrupulous people were bent on tarnishing and abusing her name to the extent of creating over 17 fake Facebook accounts.
Ms Siliya said that those people had been disseminating false information about her and that some desperate media houses had been feeding on the lies without confirmation.
She said that she had been receiving calls from people asking her where to deposit the money for her to get them diplomatic jobs as agreed with her on Facebook.
Ms Siliya reiterated that she had not been on Facebook for a very long time and that all the Facebook accounts in her name were fake.
“There are over 17 fake Facebook accounts in my name, and I even get phone calls from people claiming that we have been talking on messenger and I also asked them to send me money so that I can get them diplomatic jobs.
“There is too much falsehoods about me out there and its unfortunate that even some newspapers are getting information from there,” she said.
Meanwhile, Ms Siliya said that she had been off Facebook for a very long time because she had been busy working on agriculture matters.
“I am busy with agriculture matters, serving the people of Zambia and have no time to respond to fake Facebook innuendoes,” she said.
The minister, however, warned the general public to be wary of people who were purporting that she was helping people get diplomatic jobs.
She also called on the Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo to ensure that such unscrupulous people were brought to book.