President Edgar Lungu has challenged newly appointed press aide Isaac Chipampe to deal with fake news particularly that which is spewed through social media.
The Head of State was said this after he swore in Chipampe at State House today.
PRESIDENT LUNGU WRITES
Earlier today, I swore in Mr. Isaac Chipampe as Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations – a 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.
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. This type of journalism is retrogressive and negatively impacts the development of our country.
May the Almighty God bless and guide you as you serve the Presidency and the people of Zambia.