Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday appointed a new press aide following the unexpected resignation of his former aide last week.
Lungu announced Isaac Chipampe as his new press aide to replace Amos Chanda who resigned from the position after four years.
The Zambian leader confirmed on his Facebook page that he has since sworn-in the new press aide and expressed optimism that he was equal to the task following 24 years of professional experience in the media.
The Zambian leader further said the job requires one to go an extra mile, including sacrificing their time to get the work done.
“To Mr. Chipampe, 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.
The new press aide was, until his appointment, director for press and media development at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services. He previously served as managing editor of the state-run Zambia Daily Mail. Enditem