Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo has cautioned Zambian diplomats serving in missions abroad against the use of social media as their source of information about their country.
Mr. Kampyongo noted that social media is full of falsehood, hence the need for people in the diaspora to countercheck the information posted on such platforms before taking them seriously.
He stated that contrary to what people read on social media, Zambia is peaceful and that all developmental programs are being rolled out properly.
The Minister advised the Zambians serving in missions abroad and others in the diaspora to ensure that they represent the country well by being above reproach.
He also encouraged them to follow the right channel of communication when making consultations on l matters relating to the nation as opposed to using social media to voice out their concerns.
The minister was speaking this morning when he called on the Zambian Acting head of mission in Geneva, Switzerland Margaret Kaemba, where he also met Zambia delegations on various working visits to that country.
The Home Affairs Minister met and addressed the Zambian delegation on property acquisition and another delegation attending a conference on tobacco trade.
Mr. Kampyongo is in Geneva Switzerland to attend the 69th Session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees which opened yesterday and is slated to close this Friday