Malupenga implores media to draw more focus on the underprivileged

INFORMATION permanent secretary Amos Malupenga has implored the media to minimise their focus on politics and concentrate on the plight of underprivileged members of society.

Officiating at the launch of the construction of a house for a vulnerable family in Lusaka’s Kamanga compound, which will be handed over this Friday in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, Malupenga said there were more pressing issues in society than just politics.

The house construction is an initiative of the World Press Freedom Day organising committee.

World Press Freedom Day is commemorated on May 3 every year.

“More often than not, the media tends to over-amplify and over-concentrate on politics at the expense of other equally urgent and challenging issues affecting people’s lives.