Friday, July 27, 2007
By Noel Sichalwe
Friday July 27, 2007 [04:00]
INFORMATION minister Mike Mulongoti has congratulated Post newspapers on its 16th Anniversary. In a congratulatory message dated July 25 2007, Mulongoti said he looked forward to The Post's robust coverage of national events in which Zambians would benefit from the hard work of the staff and the informed position of the newspaper.
"It is with deep sense of gratitude that I write to congratulate The Post Newspaper and staff on the newspaper's 16th anniversary which falls on 26th July 2007,"
Mulongoti stated. “I am mindful of the fact that in the past 16 years of its existence, the newspaper has gone through both good and difficult times in exercise of its mission and service to the people of Zambia. This is to be expected in a democratic environment.
“However, on the part of government, let me assure you and your staff that we consider your newspaper as a partner in development and that should there be any differences, these will be only as a demonstration of freedom of expression that we all enjoy.”
Mulongoti stated that the government was committed to the pursuit of media freedom. He wished The Post more fruitful years of service to the Zambian people.