Zambia yesterday joined the rest of world in commemorating the world press freedom day as government reaffirms its commitment to creating conducive working environment for the media.
And press association of Zambia president Andrew Sakala has called on the media to continue being professional in the manner they execute their duties.
Mr. Sakala said he has confidence all media practitioners and institutions will also continue to inform the public on important issues affecting the nation in a better way.
He has also urged government to expedite the process to enacting the access to information bill.
• Meanwhile, PF Lupososhi Member of Parliament Chungu Bwalya claimed that the media is Zambia is executing its mandate without any form of interference.
Mr Bwalya also re-affirmed the PF commitment to enacting the freedom of information bill.
And Home Affairs Deputy Minister Stephen Kampyongo said the media in the country should exercise professionalism by disseminating well balanced information.
Mr Kampyongo, who is also Shiwa Ng’andu area Member of Parliament, has since hailed Radio Mano for its effective role in highlighting critical issues in society.