Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Charles Mushota has urged the public to respect and recognise the role that the media plays in society.
Mr Mushota says there is need to give reverence to media personnel for their role played in information dissemination.
Speaking in an interview, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Mr Mushota said the critical role that the media plays in the dissemination of information and interpretation of government policies needs to be recognised and appreciated by all Zambians.
“The media should be factual and objective in their reporting as they have the capacity to build or destroy the nation,” Mr Mushota observed.
The Permanent Secretary further called for co-existence between the media and government, as well as its cooperating partners.
The press in Luapula today joined the rest of the world in commemorating Word Press Freedom Day held under the theme: Information as a public good.
Meanwhile, the Luapula Province Permanent Secretary has disclosed that the Ministry of Finance has released thirty million kwacha, for completion of various infrastructure projects in the province.
“Government has prioritised the completion of infrastructural projects that are over 80 percent in all the 12 districts in the region,” Mr Mushota disclosed.
He stated that it is the desire of government to ensure that all projects are completed on time, in order for people to have access to the various services.