A season of nonsense is upon us – Amos Chanda

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Amos Chanda

Amos Chanda says he is currently ashamed to be associated with a profession that can tell bluntant lies for the express purpose of damaging the country’s reputation.

Chanda a season journalist who now sits at the helm as Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations expressed utter dismay and sadness that some publications such as New Vision and in an apparent reference to News Diggers have failed to uphold one of the strongest beliefs and ethics of journalism; Truth!

Chanda noted that a politically motivated hatred and envy of President Edgar Lungu and his government was the baseline of the publications and hence their continuous resolve to push malicious falsehoods.

“A newspaper driven by  political motives, gets a document planted on it…
Because of their collective hatred, envy, they are digusted that this political party is in power they drive an agenda as dirty as that,” Chanda said.

He went on to wonder how individuals from the said publications sleep at night after peddling lies.

“We are worried when someone can just wake up and concoct lies and put them in a newspaper. It must worry us but more especially it should worry the liars who are waking up just for the express purpose of damaging the reputation of the country, they do not realise the presidency is an institution,” he said.

“You can throw as many insults as you want at the President but when you are seated  in the hearts of heart alone, you must attempt to listen to your inner voice and say, is it logical, is this correct?”

Mr Chanda went on to question the type of society being created that even when glared with the truth can not apologies.

“We are worried when senseless accusations come out because what kind of society are we creating? Where you just wake up because you do not like Grevazio Zulu and say he has bought 20 houses when in fact he has not,” Chanda said.

“Look at the moral decay, newspapers occupy a central position in public awareness and political education. You have a newspaper like the Vision who put up a lie and not just in their paper, they lie in the name of a respected publication, Forbes; that the President has 400 million and shares in scania.”

“He does not have that 400 million, he has no investments in scania and neither did Forbes publish that.”

Chanda however, observed that the PF government under President Lungu was a decent government and instead of moving a criminal proceedings hoped the publication would have the morality to apologise and retract it’s false writings.

“We are talking about national values and principles it should be sufficient when you are called out that can you retract because that is not true you do so: this is four weeks and they have not… these are the things offending public morals,” he observed.

Chanda reiterated his position that President Lungu has never taken a boat cruise or hired a cargo ship to ferry his shopping which goes against News Diggers screaming headlines of careless spending undertaken by the head of state during a trip to China and New York.

“I was explaining that the President has never been on a boat cruise, not just in New York but anywhere else he has never been and you publish that. It is not true that there was a cargo ship hired to carry the shopping,” he said.

“When you are called out like that, as a newspaper you must have the decency to say sorry and retract… It is just malicious, I can tell you because I was in New York.”

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4 Responses to A season of nonsense is upon us – Amos Chanda

  1. So nigga, you were in New York? One of the 52 plus delegation?

    Mbita Chikala
    March 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm
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  2. Daily Nation the worst and hopeless mashinda paper

    Rudo
    March 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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  3. So…… why so

    kay1
    March 20, 2018 at 2:28 pm
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  4. Mr Amos Chanda is very correct in his analysis of the acts of the said media houses. These people behind such malice should seriously introspect. What does it benefit them to peddle blatant lies? For a season they are very exited to see rage poured on victims of lies. But when proven wrong they have no conscious and shamelessly continue with life as though nothing happened. These people should have the decency of being truthful in their write-ups. Even in our home set-ups, when a member of the family has a reputation of saying lies,that person loses integrity. If the individual that was ridiculed was vengeful,these people would have been taken to the law to substantiate their news. But no, Mr ECL has left vengeance to the Lord. Mr last words are that people regardless of who they are should be truthful, respectors of humanity and accept what they can’t change. Read Daniel 2:21. I agree with Mr Chanda, ‘a season of nonsense is with us’ but don’t worry, this season will pass. Remain Committed to helping masses in the whole country sleep better tonight,tomorrow and every other day. Continue to develop this country whilst the Lord allows you to be in those positions.

    Hachonda
    March 22, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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