President Edgar Lungu is confident that newly appointed State House Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations will deliver.
Speaking when he swore in Mr. Chipampe at State House this morning, President Lungu said he believes Mr Chipampe is the right man for the job.
“This job that requires one to go an extra mile, including sacrificing their time, to get the work done. I have no doubt that with Mr. Chipampe’s 24 years of professional experience in the media, he is equal to the task,” President Lungu said.
“To Mr. Chipempe, I urge you to bring sanity in the media fraternity by finding solutions to end the unbecoming trend of journalists thriving on publishing fake news especially in the wake of social media,” he said.
President Lungu said this type of journalism is retrogressive and negatively impacts the development of our country.
“This position is a very senior one in the civil service and comes with immense responsibilities. You will soon get to know that your new office is demanding, often requiring that you go an extra mile to serve”
“As I conclude, I urge you to quickly settle down in your new position. Let me encourage you to continue exhibiting professionalism, loyalty, trust and commitment to duty which I must say has earned you this deserved promotion.”
“May the Almighty God bless and guide you as you serve the Presidency and the people of Zambia,” President Lungu said.