Hold a press conference, Mulongoti tells President Sata

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Mike Mulongoti

Former Works and Supply Minister Mike Mulongoti has urged President Michael Sata to hold a press conference to address the many pending issues in the country.

President Sata has never held a press conference from the time he ascended to power in September 2011. He was suppose to hold a press conference when unveiling his first cabinet and give a policy statement on how his government was going to governor but this did not happen.

But Mulongoti who heavily campaigned for Sata and PF in the last elections told QFM, a Lusaka owned radio station on Sunday that it is long overdue for President Sata to address a press conference. Mulongoti cited the in-fighting in the PF, mealie meal shortages and governance as among many issues that Sata should address.

A republican president who is head of state is expected to hold press conference from time to time to address national issues and give the journalists time to ask the president questions. The conference is held live on both National Television and radio. This has never happened, the president has only been issuing press statements through his spokesperson.


2 Responses to Hold a press conference, Mulongoti tells President Sata

  1. Trully the president has to make his position known on lubindas fate, just like he did on ACC persuit on his ministers.

    Brighton Hamusonde
    December 23, 2012 at 7:52 am

  2. Good one Mulongoti in urging for a press conference but my guess it may not happen for fear of intelligent questions from the press and would one want to expose their………..on pertinent issues? Probably if it were possible to work back wards i.e. the press submit the questions to Chellah who with his assistants would work on the answers then tailor the press conference address along the lines of the already prepared answers then the press conference address at which the prior submitted questions should be asked word for word without deviation or addition of new vocabulary!

    Fu Manchu
    December 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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