Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Spokesperson kampamba Mulenga
MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga says Government is working with the Zambia Information and Communication Technology (ZICTA) and Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to curb the spread of fake news on various social media platforms.

Ms Mulenga, who is chief government spokesperson, told journalists in Lusaka yesterday that the move is aimed at protecting the peace and security of the country.

She is saddened by growing trend by some unpatriotic Zambians who disseminate fake news on social media platforms with potential to harm the country.

Ms Mulenga said her ministry and that of Transport and Communication will, through ZICTA, ensure perpetrators of fake news are brought to book.

“If you love your country and you want the truth, we have print and broadcast media. Those online media publishing fake news which is reaching the international community do not love this country,” she said.

Ms Mulenga urged the people not to rely on news on social media but to ensure they verify whatever information they come across on such platforms for them to be well-informed and make informed decisions.
She said it is the duty of every Zambia to be patriotic and defend the country.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Why do you still have Zambian Watchdog? I don’t like those bastards, they cost UPND election twice.
    Now they call Edgar a dictator, a person who can’t even put his PF in order!? PF is damn chaotic. How can he qualify to that SKILFUL position of dictator?

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  2. @’fake news’… Stop copying things you don’t understand very well. Just because you heard the Donalds say it doesn’t mean you can copy so you could use it to muzzle people’s constitutional rights of freedom of speech and information access. You want to completely turn this country into a full dictatorship regime, worse than North Korea.

    And when did social media become reliable source of news? That’s why it’s called ‘social media’. What a failed country this is sinking to.

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  3. She looks very pale in that pic. Amalwele ya lungu are catching up. Boys and girls this is what happens when you open legs for a mere position. Have some integrity you women.

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    • If you want the truth we have print and electronic media such as Times of Zambia and ZNBC

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  4. Lol these buffoons have no idea of what they are talking about, just making empty statements. Put it simply they do not the technology nor expertise. This is what happens when you have idi.ots as your leaders, they take you nowhere.

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    • Minister Mulenga do not just follow them up. Grub their passports. All those fake professors who have no sense of patriotism, get their passports. After all most of them obtained their degrees with free education. If they are not patriotic then the government has a right to grab their degrees. It was taxpayers money

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  5. Iwe @ fake perfect, this woman you are asking to go after some people is as clueless of what she is talking about just like you. UK is not a banana republic where anyone can just hallucinate anything. Keep your ignorance to your self.

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  6. Dull girl instead of focusing on pressing issues…you have foolishly sold ZNBC to Chines forgetting that you are slowly brainwashing your childrens minds.

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  7. Dumb girl instead of focusing on pressing issues…you have foolishly sold ZNBC to Chines forgetting that you are slowly brainwashing your childrens minds.

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  8. Dumb girl instead of focusing on pressing issues…you have fooli.shly sold ZNBC to Chines forgetting that you are slowly brainwashing your childrens minds.

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  9. Daft girl instead of focusing on pressing issues…you have foolishly sold ZNBC to Chines forgetting that you are slowly brainwashing your childrens minds.

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  10. Insulating shows that u come from family without manners. For those of u who have nothing to say just keep quite instead of insulating. Non of u have seen these pipo naked. If you have seen your parents naked and u think other pipo’s parents a like yours, sorry. Show respect if u have sense.

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  11. When Zambian people say you are dictator and you start saying nyo nyo nyo !
    If that is not dictatorship then what is it ?

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