MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga
MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga
MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga (right) is saddened by alarming levels of unpatriotism among some Zambians who are using international media platforms to discredit the country.

Ms Mulenga, who is chief government spokesperson, urged both the private and public media to help counter fabricated stories on international media platforms to protect the image of the country.

She was speaking in Lusaka yesterday when she toured 5FM radio station.

“It is scary how some Zambians discredit the image of the country through international media,” Ms Mulenga said.

She said the private media is free to write stories that may not be in favour of Government but should do so in a professional, factual and ethical manner.

Ms Mulenga said the private media has a duty to provide checks and balances on the Government but that it should do so with civility.

She said her office will in the next one and a half months hold a media indaba aimed at further enhancing the relationship between journalists and the Government.

And Ms Mulenga urged the media in Lusaka to emulate the high levels of coordination and unity among journalists under the Livingstone Press Club.

And 5fm radio director Joe Phiri told the minister that some government departments take too long to pay for the services they receive from the radio station.

In response, Ms Mulenga said the upcoming media indaba will be the best platform to table the challenges and possible solutions that private media houses are facing.

And speaking when she toured One Love radio station, the minister commended the station for embarking on programmes aimed at improving access to information on the love of God.

Radio manager Kaluwa Tembo said the station is distributing solar-powered radio cassettes in rural parts of the country. The radio cassettes have in-build audio bibles in vernacular.

“We want to give out these radio cassettes countrywide but our transmission coverage is limited,” Ms Tembo said.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. This woman is pure government vuvuzela. She has no sense to think that Zambians have freedom of speech. When people point out the wrongs that government is doing, they are unpatriotic. Should everyone be a cadre sure. What kind of a country is it going to be?

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    • Freedom of speech doesn’t include insults and organising violence. Freedom of speech is not rejoicing when city market is up in flames and calling for more infrastructure torching.

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    • @Kabwe: You live in America, does the white house chief of staff speak against the president and his government??? Why do you want to promote stone age politics in Zambia??? She is the chief government spokesperson and you expect her to be criticising the government?? Diaspora doesn’t improve thinking for most of you, does it?? Despite exposure to advanced society?? Like the minister has put it:

      “She said the private media is free to write stories that may not be in favour of Government but should do so in a professional, factual and ethical manner.

      Ms Mulenga said the private media has a duty to provide checks and balances on the Government but that it should do so with civility.”
      ANY MORALY UPRIGHT CITIZEN WILL SEE SENSE IN THIS!!!!

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    • She must be refering to this news items by South Africa’s popular opposition leader Julius Malema has directed his venom toward President Edgar Lungu calling the Zambian Head of State a coward. The leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) charged at a party event that President Edgar Lungu’s alleged decision to arrest his opponent Hakainde Hichilema was an act of cowardice. The former ANC youth wing leader was addressing members of his party at the 4th Anniversary celebrations in Curries Fountain, Durban on Saturday before he digressed to taken on the Zambian Head of State. UPND leader Hakainde Hichile has been in jail for more 100 days charged with treason for attempting to block a presidential motorcade in Mongu. Malema accused President Lungu of trying to suppress the…

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  2. Does the honorable minister know what patriotism to ZAMBIA really means as opposed to her payriotism to her political party. Think about it madam

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  3. Let her continue giving umutwe to lungu to keep her job. Keep kneeling my sister

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  4. Then tell lungu to allow The opposition to operate in Zambia and maybe people will be patriotic..

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    • You are truly Under5s. How do you go to malema a non voter and telling him to insult the zambian leadership as if that is going to add a vote to your local popularity. Kiki. Majority of zambian voters hate unpatriotic and boastful citizens. Go ahead and don’t complain of rigging should you lose in 2021 because you are doing a self damaging.

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    • You PF rats depend on foreign aid and good will to survive.. ..the more of the outside world knows of lungus dictatorship the better…

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    • Saying under 5 is a serious problem of being in denial? PF Political Sycophants use it in denying that their bought sunk with the death of Sata MHSRIP

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  5. Minister let the people talk on public media,this will create a very good balance….right now nobody is listening to you because you are saying nothing……im sure you know the meaning of ‘DEFIANCE…

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  6. It is not unpatriotic to point out the wrongs. It is however wrong to sing praises to when things are not right like what ZNBC does

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    • There are no wrongs that you are pointing out – rather you spend all your time insulting ECL and everybody you perceive is not your supporter. If you were pointing out the wrongs in a civil manner, most likely the people you are always insulting were going to listen to you.

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  7. Hey I just want to warn Chanda Kabwe and Bowman Lusambo that their days are numbered.
    first, PF is able to give thousands of Kwacha to marketeers and cadres forgetting to feed its workers at the Times of Zambia who have gone for mo0nths without pay. Remember how the Times worked hard to report positively about President Lungu’s ascendency to power in 2016.
    The story on the ground is that, they marketeers have vowed not to pay back the loans because they voted for you and you should appreciate.
    The media will not vote for you in 2021, because the opposition have already taken advantage.
    There was so much hope when PF came but alas! they are worse.
    It is like children of Israel asking Moses to take them back to Egypt where they ate in full, Times employees cherish VJ Mwaanga and the…

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    • Mwape, Times of Zambia is a parastatal and it reports to the government. If some employees like VJ, it is their personal choice but it has no bearing on what they put in the paper. Do you think post newspaper employees who cherished ECL had a choice of what was printed in the paper??? The problem is that you upnd failures have no strategy and you have run out of ideas; VJ is a citizen like you and me, he cannot influence a government owned newspaper to write against its employers LEST THEY GET FIRED!!

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  8. That’s not your real hair and you have bleached your skin ! I guess that makes me unpatriotic ?

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    • Kikiki that’s right! She is more unpatriotic, how dare she trades her chocolate silky skin for a fanta Yellow skin. Anyway she is PF= PANICKY & FINICKY.

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  9. South Africa’s popular opposition leader Julius Malema has directed his venom toward President Edgar Lungu calling the Zambian Head of State a coward. The leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) charged at a party event that President Edgar Lungu’s alleged decision to arrest his opponent Hakainde Hichilema was an act of cowardice. The former ANC youth wing leader was addressing members of his party at the 4th Anniversary celebrations in Curries Fountain, Durban on Saturday before he digressed to taken on the Zambian Head of State. UPND leader Hakainde Hichile has been in jail for more 100 days charged with treason for attempting to block a presidential motorcade in Mongu. Malema accused President Lungu of trying to suppress the opposition by arresting Hichilema and…

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  10. DO NOT STOP TELLING THE WORLD AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE INTERNATION MEDIA WHAT PF IS DOING TO THE POOR PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA. PF ARE BURNING STRUCTURES AND HOUSES IN THE COUNTRY HERE IS THE LATEST:
    A three year-old female toddler has been burnt to death after a grass thatched house in which she was sleeping was set on fire by unknown people in Itezhi Tezhi district. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the incident occurred on Sunday around 05:00 hours in an area known as Kakololo. She says the body of the deceased is in Namwala hospital mortuary and investigations have since been instituted.

    Meanwhile Police in Lusaka have arrested one suspected criminal and are looking for four others for attacking a security guard only identified as Innocent aged between 30 and 36 years who was…

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  11. A three year-old female toddler has been burnt to death after a grass thatched house in which she was sleeping was set on fire by unknown people in Itezhi Tezhi district. Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the incident occurred on Sunday around 05:00 hours in an area known as Kakololo. She says the body of the deceased is in Namwala hospital mortuary and investigations have since been instituted.
    Meanwhile Police in Lusaka have arrested one suspected criminal and are looking for four others for attacking a security guard only identified as Innocent aged between 30 and 36 years who was guarding at Spot Bar in Hellen Kaunda. ONLY PF CADRES ARE CAPABLE OF THIS HORRIBLE ACT

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    • …says the coward in diaspora who has run away to go hide behind the white man’s a.r.s.e!!! Exactly what the minister is pointing to!!!

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    • One who licks lungus boots and dances to everything he does without question.. ..

      If you want to listen to the opposition’s point of view you are unpatriotic…

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  12. Ba Kampamba,ala umuchele ukukalipa kamopali ichilonda. Salty solution is only itchy where there is a cut or sore.

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  13. As someone who is in Zambia following what has been happening in the country closely, i find it sad that foreign politicians and media houses have been gullible enough to quickly swallow the erroneous narrative that is being peddled by the Zambian opposition. I know as far as Africa is concerned, the whole world is eager to hear and believe stories of dictators brutalizing and silencing the opposition and their citizens. Unfortunately this is not the case in Zambia. As of now, Zambia has one of the most tolerant presidents the country has ever had. Actually too tolerant to the extent that some of us are on record for complaining President Edgar Lungu was too tolerant to the extent that he was compromising the security of the country by allowing anarchy and criminal behavior by some of…

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