Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa called on school teachers to help government correct misinformation about the country’s economy in areas they operate from.
Speaking when he addressed teachers in Kawambwa Central Constituency, Mr. Chilangwa said like other civil servants, teachers are duty – bound to explain not only to pupils but also parents about the positive economic outlook of Zambia.
The minister who is also the area member of Parliament explained that society holds teachers in high esteem and whatever they say is taken as gospel truth hence the need for them to give correct information about the country.
He cautioned teachers not to be agents of the opposition but work with government to deliver its development agenda.
The Minister has since told teachers should take keen interest in learning about the many developmental projects the government has achieved and embarked on if they are to communicate the right messages.
Mr. Chilangwa cited misinformation about Zambia’s debt, the Zambia – China relationship, fuel prices and cost of living in Zambia some of that issues that teachers can communicate correctly.
He accused the opposition of attempting to mislead unsuspecting members of the public that Zambia is in a debt crisis when in fact not.