25 January 2013

Zambia: Sakeni Hails Media for Good Coverage

GOVERNMENT is happy with the performance of public and private media during the Constitution Technical Committee conventions.

Chief Government spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni said in an interview that he was impressed with the wide coverage of issues discussed during the conventions.

"I am very happy with the performance of the media and how they have informed the public on both the pros and cons from the Constitution deliberations," he said.

Mr Sakeni, who is Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, said it was clear that the media had achieved its goal to provide quality news coverage.

He said it was a plus for the Government that public media organisations were positively living up to their expectation.

Mr Sakeni was confident that the media would continue with the same zeal during the forthcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly in August, this year.

Meanwhile, the Technical Committee will hold the third and final round of provincial conventions for Lusaka, Eastern and Southern provinces from January 28 to February 2, this year.

The Committee Secretariat announced in a statement in Lusaka that the three provincial sittings would take place at provincial centres during the six-day period.

Letters of appointment for all delegates had been prepared and would be distributed through provincial facilitators.

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