Journalists from various media institutions in Chipata on April 29th kicked off Press Freedom Day activities by doing humanitarian work.
The journalists, who were representing Chipata Press club, cleaned up the mothers’ shelter at Chipata General Hospital and swept its surroundings.
Chipata Press Club Chairperson, Darlington Mwendabai said the club decided to do a community service as they prepare to commemorate the Press Freedom Day.
He disclosed that prior to May 3 a number of radio discussion programmes have also been lined up to discuss this year’s Press Freedom Day whose theme is ‘Safety for Journalists and Media workers ’.
And Chipata General Hospital Administrator Webster Chisaka thanked the journalists saying the cleaning of the premises is a good gesture which should be emulated by other associations.
Mr Chisaka said if others can come on board, the health facility which was recently rehabilitated would be more hygienic.
He disclosed that the mothers’ shelter was recently rehabilitated with help from the government saying over KR100 is required to rehabilitate the old infrastructure at the remaining old buildings.