UPND President Hakainde Hichilema writes below…
Had a successful visit to the Mast Newspaper in Lusaka today. UPND guarantees media freedom, human rights as well as freedoms and liberties for all citizens.
When in government, we will empower the Media to operate freely in their role as the Forth Estate. Having a robust media will lead to investor confidence and eventually help in telling our economic recovery story.
Press freedom will be a must in our time and therefore, we call on all citizens, party members to respect the Media and accord them space to perform their duties. This applies even to the state media. We know that in a good environment, the Media will be self regulated and not be subject to the current gagging by politicians with an agenda or scores to settle.