By Maureen B. Mulenga
MISA Zambia Chairperson Fr. Barnabas Simatende has urged journalists in Western Province to be a part of the various interventions that the institution is carrying out in the media sector and subscribe to MISA Zambia by becoming members of the institution.
Speaking in Mongu during a training on Social Protection, Fr. Simatende explained to the journalists present the various interventions that MISA Zambia is carrying out in the media sector including but not limited to; advocating for the enactment of the Access to Information Bill, media self-regulation and ultimately, the right to free expression.
MISA Zambia was in the Province carrying out a capacity building training for journalists on Social Protection reporting. The training is one of the many that the institution has implemented in various Provinces across the country including, Copperbelt, Central, Muchinga, Northern, Luapula, Eastern, Southern and Lusaka.
The training is being supported by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in partnership with the Zambian government through the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security under the project ‘Building a social protection floor in Zambia’.