Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba says young people in Zambia form opinions based on what they read on the Zambian Watchdog.
Mwamba said this is bad because according to him, the Zambian Watchdog is not credible enough.
Mwamba was speaking on ZNBC’s Sunday Interview programme on Media reforms and access to information. His comments on Zambian Watchdog stemmed from his anger that Times of Zambia, Daily Mail and othe PF government controlled media are no march for the Watchod in terms of readership even when combined.
“We realise that you are a very critical partner in national development. It is not right that the Zambia Daily Mail and the Times of Zambia have not changed in their operations for the past 50 years. “I have given the challenge to the public media to ensure that they make their presence on-line strong and see the changes that will come with it,” Mwamba said.
Our response to Mwamba is that we do not really mind what you say about us. But may we caution you against being overzelous. You are not the first person to hold that office. In fact, your two immediate predecessors are in trouble because of arrogance and assuming too much power than they really had.
Though we do not mind what Mwamba says about us, we are surprised that Emmnauel Mwamba can today say the Watchdog is not credible when he has been our correspondent untill the time he joined PF, for financial reaasons of course.
Mwamba was not just a writer for the Watchdog, he has also being a financial contributor to the operations of the Watchdog.
We have all the relevant documentantions and recording to prove that Mwamba has been part and parcel of the Watchdog until he joined the current government. So what is he talking about? Take it easy brother and remember where you are coming from but we wish you success.