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Pres. Lungu Urges Guard against Social Media Driven Fake News

FULL STATEMENT

I spoke against the irresponsible use of social media where some have taken to distorting issues and maliciously spreading misinformation.

The extent to which #fakenews is spreading in #Zambia and #Africa at large is alarming. If we do not begin to change our mind-set through being more #patriotic and telling the truth, the spread of fake news can ultimately ignite violence, cause civil unrest and even negatively affect the currency.

I wish to appeal to all #Zambians to avoid the temptation of making reckless statements as that can affect the peace and stability that our great country continues to enjoy.

I have the duty to protect the country and that is why I am calling on all Zambians on #socialmedia to act responsibly and desist using it in unproductive ways that threaten the fabric of our society.

Fake news about a Country is a threat to domestic and Foreign Direct Investment. As Zambians, let us always remember that the unparalleled investments flowing into the country is not by coincidence. It is a vote of confidence for Zambia’s conducive and stable business environment which we should all be proud of and protect jealously.

Let us all be truthful and put patriotism first before our political, ethnics, tribes or religious believes.

God bless our Great Nation!

20 Comments

  1. Egson Balls

    OK

  2. Damian Musonda

    Sound encouragement

  3. ONYECHUKU

    Thanks very much Mr President

  4. mengmoreler

    The problem starts wth u leaders bcoz when such news com frm opposite side u say it z a fake one,bt when it comz frm yo side pointing da opposite then u beliv and say dats a true news.I can evn make u to remember som fake news which u made us to beliv when u yoself knew da real truth about it e.g. City market issue u reported dat da opposition was responsible,bt untill now no truth we know and only u ba lungu wth da pf cadres knows da real truth (no smoke cn start wthout heat)

  5. Mr. Bemba land is great

    Tonga’s who have never contributed to the development of this country since independence in 1964 October 24, want to have a tonga as president and all Zambians know this the hate speeches we have been subjected to are coming from Tonga’s peace and stability will only be cemented if we hear the call from the president to remain peaceful hakainde and his csrtel are now out tarnishing Zambia painting it black let the rest of the country to be united and be ready to fight back and defeat hakainde and his cartel

  6. HH

    the problem is I think through my ass

  7. PILATO

    Where are the mobile hospitals

  8. Mukwasu

    Beans President, free advices be transparent and get ride of ALL the thives around. Let Kampongo find out where the got the millions, mansions and cars the boost about. Simple, no rocket science, Zambia will sterilised for generations to come. It will be the beginning of hygiene in politics. Thank you.

  9. Mukwasu

    Correction
    Dear Mr President, free advices be transparent and get ride of ALL the thives around you. Let Kampongo find out where they got the millions, mansions and cars they boost about. Simple, no rocket science, Zambia will sterilised for generations to come. It will be the beginning of hygiene in politics.
    Thank you.

  10. Mr.bemba land is great.

    Especially we Bemba is too much to insulting the quiet tribe the tongas, so please forgive me you Tongas, I used to insulting you, hh is a good leader nindale chabe zatu Ife bantu, spa ni go go forward.

  11. Mr.bemba land is great.

    Hh is great man in Zambia, i salute Bwana hh.

  12. Daniel Banda

    As a Christian Nation it is expected that we understand the times as predicted in 2 Timothy 3:1- 9.
    1. For people will love only themselves and their money.
    2.They will be boastful and proud
    3. They will be scoffing at God.
    4.They will be disobedient to their parents
    5. They will be ungrateful.
    6. They will consider nothing sacred
    7. They will be unloving and unforgiving
    8. They will slander others and have no self control
    9.They will be cruel and hate what is good
    10. They will betray their friends
    11They will be reckless
    12.They will be puffed up with pride
    13. They will love pleasure rather than God.
    14. They will act religious, but will reject the power that could make them godly
    14. They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win confidence of vulnerable people, burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. Such people are forever following new teachings but they are never able to understand the truth. BUT THEY WON’T GET AWAY WITH THIS FOR LONG.

  13. Jms

    Zambians how can we put our country patriotic and truthful ,By the way these medias are owned and compraises of various staff doing all sorts issues so if they are wrong why felling to bring them to book if this fells it means they are doing the right thing no matter what occurs its better I die for the majority to be saved (anything is good or bad but its according to mind to determine which is which

  14. Simataa siloka

    Very true your exerllence

  15. Treason

    The News Is Never Fake, Stop Targeting H H. We Are Tired Of U Mr President. You Are Busy Corperating With China To Have More % In Our Aready Existing Companies Insteady Of Telling China To Establish New Ones, This Is Where All These News Are Coming From.

  16. Moses

    Brother Daniel Banda, keep it up. I like the meteorology you’ve used in the approach to this matter. Let those with ears hear and who have eyes tbe word God.

  17. Jms

    ZNBC STAFF YOU SHOULD BE ASHMED SEE AT THE TIME OF CHARLES MANDO (MHSRIEP)THIS MAN WAS A MAN WHO DID EXTRA ORDINARY THINGS EVEN KK IF ASKED WILL TELL YOU THAT ZNBC WAS AT THAT TIME NOT NOWADAYS WHEN SOME JOURNALISTS ARE JUST WORSTING OUR TAXPAYS SHAME (PETERSEN) SUNG (,ANYANDULE) YOU THINK ITS A JOKE HE REFERRED TO SOME OF YOU OFFICERS WHO DON’T THINK BY YOUR SELVES BUT JUST EARN BY CHEATING THE NATIONA THROUGH SELECTED NEWS AND SITUATIONS BY THE SO CALLED PEOPLE WHOM YOU FEAR BY ACTING AS IF YOU ARE WORKING IN PEACE INSTEAD ITS BY FEAR

  18. Majoni Tyson

    Government should improve on transparency whenever they are making national deals. Yes this is our only country and we can’t be comfortable if we identify anything that seems to ruin our sovereignty. Information are spread on social media becoz you hide the truth to pipo. If u can’t address the nation clearly on the friendship u have with the Chinese, definitely we will believe that our country has been sold on the price which only the devil knows.

  19. Me

    Mr.president why can’t you close this FIMA social media tukamone epo bakulatukanina

  20. Isaac Wiseman

    Mr ECL be wise otherwise, don’t blame people who giving you advise that you don’t even pay them for but you have people you pay for wrong advise

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