Government responds to HH’s IBA allegations

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    MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga
    MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga

    Republic of Zambia
    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services

    STATEMENT BY HON. KAMPAMBA MULENGA, MP MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON ALLEGATIONS OF INTIMIDATION OF THE MEDIA BY UPND LEADER HAKAINDE HICHILEMA

    Government finds misplaced sentiments by UPND leader Mr. Hakainde Hichilema that it is using the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to perpetuate intimidation and corruption.

    Government is further alarmed that a person seeking to be a Republican President could publicly make insidious comments on a letter that is not addressed to him but leaked to him.

    Mr. Hichilema ought to be reminded that the IBA was created by the Zambian people through an Act of Parliament with specific objectives, one of which is to ensure that the electronic media adheres to their licence rules.

    If Prime TV have been asked to appear before the regulatory body, an action that is not illegal, why should politicians start meddling in the matter even before the outcome of the meeting is known.

    It is unfortunate that Mr. Hichilema is interfering in the work of an independent body created by the people of Zambia. It is hypocritical that Mr Hichilema is accusing Government of muzzling the media when, to the contrary, he is the one clearly interfering in the work of the IBA.

    It is also important that Mr Hichilema takes time to read the IBA Act so that he acquaints himself with the regulatory body’s mandate.

    All players in the broadcasting sector, including Prime Television, know the rules and regulations that guide their operations and they are expected to abide by them.

    Government expects the IBA to continue doing its job professionally as always and not to be intimidated by unjustified sentiments.

    9th October, 2017

    23 COMMENTS

      • Kampamba is too raw for the position she holds. Why is it that in the PF smart guys like Dr.Martin Malama, Dr.Jonas Chanda, Sebastian Kopulande are all in the back bench and airheads like Kapamba and Lusambo are in cabinet. Is Edgar just satisfied with mediocrity or what?

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      • IMWE, DON’T BOTHER TO RESPOND KULI UYU CHIMBWI. JUST GET ON WITH WORK. AKUSEBENI IMISEBO. YOU ARE RESPONDING TO SOME USED CONDOM. HH IS A USED CONDOM THAT WILL NEVER BE USED AGAIN. YOU ARE WASTING MY TIME AND ENERGY RESPONDING TO THIS CONDOM. I WANT TO READ ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL NEWS NOT ABOUT A DISPOSED CONDOM.

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    1. Wherever there are rules or legal conditions of carrying out something , I think its not a crime to expect and remind people to operate within those confines. Unless there is something else. Its like expecting govt to abrogate the rule of law so that the right of people to do what they want is sustained. It cant work, that is chaos and can only give birth to anarchy

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    2. Madam you say one thing and act differently; it is like there is no coordination with your brain and your body. HH is right in his statement. You want to control all media. What has happened today that HH did not have his radio session? You cannot hoodwink all we Zambians.

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    3. Just shut up. Anything that comes out of your mouth does not make any sense…you need to resign…
      The whole PF is corrupt…you will all end up in Jail…#Bring back our $42 million.

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    4. The guilty are afraid! Kampamba Mulenga should just own up and tell Nation why she used corruption to become a Kalulushi MP and she bought 12996 votes to rig the Election for Lungu. Kampamba Mulenga is a Fraudulent MP and Minister why ECL is a Fraudulent President. ECL should just stop asking HH and UPND to recognize him as a Legitimate President. Evidence abound that shows that Lungu is not only a Vote Thief but a man who committed Treason when he refused to resign and handover over Power to the Speaker of Parliament during the Petition Hearing process. When Lungu leaves Power he will be made to account for these illegalities and massive Corruption. Mulandu tauboli. Time is the greatest equaliser.

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    5. This Woman, Whenever She Opens Her Mouth Pf Loses 20 Votes. Because Theres No Substance In Whatever She Says.
      Just Deny The Allegations That You Burried More Than 12000 Votes For T.E Man You Are Shouting. And Take That Gentleman Who Exposed You On Prime Tv To Court. You Were Surposed To Handle That Man Directly Unlike Abusing Your Powers To Harass Prime Tv.

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    6. #Bring back our $42 million, Give back the mula part of which is PAYE which we bleed for for u guys to steal is cold blooded vampire like behaviour.

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    7. Iam not a Kampamba follower because she is really dumb but I agree with her over:
      Government is further alarmed that a person seeking to be a Republican President could publicly make insidious comments on a letter that is not addressed to him but leaked to him.
      Ba HH Mwazaula apa pena

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    8. This woman is so dull I can’t understand how she ended up with that position. Anyway mayb PF thanked her for something. So dull a woman.

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    9. PF Govnt should start ignoring HH because only his tribesmen listen to him.the nigga has nothing new to say or do.he has been repeating same things since 2006!!!
      Madam Kampamba,you better even respond to Kambwili who raises valid issues of national interest!!HH IS VERY BORING,COME 2021 HE WILL LOSE FOR A RECORD 6TH TIME!!!

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    10. ZNBC and the public media are surely pushing a partisan line to the exclusion of opposition parties, why are they not being summoned?

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    11. HH is really a pain their arses these PF chaps. Everything the man utters will be faced with counter responses. Please PF govt you cannot afford to respond to whatever HH accuses you of doing or not doing. I wonder why they are always in a hurry to brush him off anyway. Keep doing your job and stop responding to him otherwise you are making him even more relevant. Even when they claim he is a non starter they still are entertaining him.

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    12. You ****** who think that only people in Dundumwezi follow HH. Is it in Dundumwezi were you stole his votes? Is Kalulushi now in dundumwezi? For once use yr brains to think and not yr……

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    13. THE WOMAN DIDNT KNOW WHAT SHE WAS SAYING

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