Government has proposed to put up a strong system that will curb social media abuse among young people. Minister Information and Broadcasting Services, Dora Siliya has said that the system will ensure that people are judged on what they post on social media even when they apply for jobs in various sectors.
Ms. Siliya said that social media abuse has become a threat to society and that the system will curb the vice of fake news especially among citizen journalists.
Ms. Siliya was speaking during completion ceremony of the Access to Satellite Television for Ten Thousand African Villages in Zambia.
The Minister also thanked the Chinese Government for setting the satellite TVs saying they will improve dissemination of first-hand information to people in villages.
And Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie said the setting of the satellite Televisions will enable people acquire skill through various programmes.
Mr. Li said China will continue to support programs that aim at developing the country.
Chieftainess Nkomesha Mukamambo the Second of Chongwe District said the satellite Televisions will change the lives of people in her district.
The Traditional Leader said this in a speech read for her by Senior Headman Chisholeka at the same event.
Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Dora Siliya has re-affirmed government’s commitment to Electoral Reforms in the country.
Ms. Siliya says this is evidenced by the recent National Dialogue Forum -NDF that deliberated on the amendment of the Constitution, Electoral process Act and Public Order Act.
She said this when the European Union Electoral Observation Mission Delegation called on her at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services in Lusaka.
Later the delegation held a closed-door meeting with Ms. Siliya .
Electoral Commission of Zambia Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse also attended the meeting.
The European Union Electoral Observation Mission was among international stakeholders that monitored Zambia ‘s 2016 General Elections.