Zambian President now on facebook

By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia

Zambian president Michael Sata has created a Facebook link, stating that he has decided to network and connect with the people by means Facebook.

The president’s page is already awash with people’s reactions on the messages that he has posted on Facebook.

Sata is using Facebook to explain the policies of his government including the levels of external borrowing by his government. Through Facebook, Sata has reassured the nation that the nation’s debt was manageable.

In one of the postings, President Sata stated: "My friends on Facebook, today, I have decided to network and connect with you by means of this platform. This page will enable you to have a glimpse of my thoughts and ideas on various issues relating to our great nation. Let's interact.”

According to his special assistant for press and public relations George Chellah, President Sata's link is 

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