Kasunda tips media on news sensationalism

Anthony Kasunda State house Acting Press Secretary

Acting Presidential press secretary Anthony Kasunda says the state house briefs should act as an opportunity to show the world how best the media can use the platform to bring issues affecting Malawians.

Speaking when he was introduced to the media for the first time, he stated that he takes his appointment with great humility knowing there are many capable individuals who could have been considered for the post.

He explained that he feels greatly honoured and privileged to serve President Lazarus Chakwera and assured that he will ably represent the media with honor and dignity.

With over 20 years of practice, he described the Malawi leader as one of the most transparent leaders the country has ever had.

Journalists captured at the state house brief. Pics by Lisa Kadango MANA

Among others he cited the enactment of the Access to information (ATI) law and Chakwera’s accessibility to the media as a clear demonstration on the transparency of the Tonse administration.

He advised practitioners to desist from sensational reporting but rather highlight issues affecting citizen’s welfare and make a difference.

A former public relations manager at the Blantyre city council, Kasunda pledged to be of service all the time.