PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has invited journalists from both private and public media to a “get-together-event” at State House today.
President Lungu says he believes there cannot be democracy and development in a country without a free media.
According to the President’s special assistant for press and public relations Isaac Chipampe, the journalists will be drawn from various media houses, including print, broadcasting, and online media.
Chipampe said President Lungu would address the journalists on a number of issues affecting the country and welcome questions.
He said the President would also have one-on-one discussions with the journalists before inviting them for a photo session.
The function will start at 12.00 hours.
According to Chipampe, President Lungu believes there cannot be democracy and development in a country without a free media.
“I am happy to meet the men and women of the media. Their role and ours is to drive the country’s development agenda forward. So the men and women of the Fourth Estate and ourselves as government should work together for the good of the country,” stated President Lungu.
Chipampe said since his tenure of office, President Lungu’s administration had made “enormous strides” in developing the media in Zambia, including digitising broadcast media and growing the number of private radio and television houses in the country.