Hon Bowman Lusambo Refutes Reports That He Was Received With A Thunderous Welcome

Lusaka Minister Hon Bowman Lusambo yesterday refuted reports by QFM Facebook page that he was received by a thunderous welcome by Pf Supporters at his office after being discharged from Isolation center when he tested positive for Covid-19.

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Mr Lusambo in a Facebook post on his page stated that the story was face and they were LIES..He Wrote

I have been alerted to a Facebook post on the QFM Facebook page which attempts to portray a picture that there was some apparent welcome party to celebrate my leaving the Covid-19 Isolation Centre.

I wish to state that no such event has ever taken place.

The attached video is an old one taken to celebrate my birthday last December when a group of young people inspired by my approach to public service delivered a birthday cake to my office.

Let me state here that I am still in self isolation since leaving the Levy Mwanawasa Isolation Centre and my residence still remains Out of Bonds to visitors and alike. As a matter of fact, I have not even had physical access to my family members since arriving home in strict adherence to health guidelines.

I find it despicable that an established media house like QFM could demonstrate such laxity in their reporting. A simple check through my social media platforms would have helped QFM establish that the video in question was posted on December 9th 2019.

My appeal is to all media houses to act responsibly when reporting on Covid-19 issues. Our collective energies should be deployed to ensuring that we help navigate the negative effects of Covid-19 and the media has a huge role in that regard.

Have a safe weekend.


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