FORMER Solwezi Central Member of Parliament Lucky Mulusa has advised the media to promote peace and harmony in society instead of conflict.
Mr Mulusa told the Daily Nation yesterday that he was dismayed that some journalists have been encouraging conflict in society.
“I want to express my dismay at some journalists’ desire to put people against each other and to want to promote conflict rather than assisting society not to be at each other’s throats,” Mr Mulusa said.
He said recently there had been stories in various media attributed to various individuals which have either been manufactured or have been as a result of misplaced editorial policies that seem to believe that readers are only interested in bad stories rather than those that can build society. The former parliamentarian said the office of President Banda was also recently misrepresented.
Mr Mulusa said journalists should search their conscience before publishing lies.
“In particular, readers must ignore a story that alleged that I rejected UPND’s approaches on account of the party’s dishonesty. I never uttered such words to the said reporter.
“People must also ignore reports that I grew cold feet in my efforts to compel the Speaker of the National Assembly to perform his duties,” he said.