Journalists welcome Siliya’s appointment as Information Minister

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The Zambia Union of Journalist has welcomed the appointment of Dora Siliya as the new Information and Broadcasting Services Minister.

Zambia Union of Journalists Vice President Alex Basopo Njovu said ZUJ feels the appointment of Ms Siliya, who will double as Chief Government spokesperson is fitting because she is familiar with the workings, and indeed challenges, of the media in the country.

“We are confident Ms Siliya will use her experience in the media to help deal with the challenges facing public media like Times of Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail and Zambia National Broadcasting Services (ZNBC) which have been dogged with numerous operational challenges for some time,” Mr Njovu said.

“As is public knowledge, institutions like the Times of Zambia are in urgent need of recapitalisation as evidenced by the salary arrears which are running into seven months.”

Mr Njovu said it is the hope of ZUJ that the new Information minister will quickly hit the ground running by personally engaging all the relevant stakeholders in finding solutions to the problems facing public media.

“As her first task, we would like to see Ms Siliya visiting the Times of Zambia to personally appreciate and get first- hand information on the problems facing the company,” Mr Njovu said.

“We are alive to the fact that a wrong impression has been created by Ms Siliya’s predecessor Ms Mulenga who told Sun Fm in Ndola that Times of Zambia employees were being paid twice a month. This is far from the truth. ZUJ remains ready to meet Ms Siliya anytime. It is also our hope that her office will work hard to find solutions to problems facing workers at the Zambia Printing Company, where workers are barely making ends meet,” he said.

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16 COMMENTS

    • What good is Dora at?? Insulting former husbands to create popularity??
      Inpput isula… Taibula kubwekeshapo.

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    • Now that’s where she belongs… time to repair the damage where she left.

      Hopefully where she’s gone will remain intact, which I doubt.

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  1. Lt why not starting deketing comments which are adfing mo value to the articles. Freedom of speech is important but look st the integrity of the medis. It will soon become like tunfweko or zwd if you allow hate and insults by these turds to be the irder of the day.

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  2. Crazy journalists! How can slaves celebrate the changes in the office of the slavemaster?

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  3. One thing that am very sure is that Hon Dora is equal to the task.
    Congratulations Madam. Of course not everyone will like you.

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  4. Watch the latest challenge for Chishimba Kambwili with Dora back on the block. The two of them – CK versus Dora – battling will constitute the spectacle of 2018 – the veritable battle of an irresistible force versus an immutable object! Bring me the popcorn!!

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  5. Clearly our long abused Journalist have lost touch of the reality on the ground. Professional Ministers worked only under KK and LPM. The other regimes have seen professionals thinking only with their bloated tummies, consequently doing more harm than the non professionals.
    So, expecting Dora to improve the sector is taking a joke too far. Dora thinks she knows as much as any living journalist or even better, now that she’s been crowned the queen of journalism, she will Lord it over them. She will destroy Journalism in the same manner Chiluba and Lungu have destroyed Unionism and the Rule of law.

    Check this space.

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