Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has resigned.

Mr. Chanda said he tendered his resignation to President Edgar Lungu who has also accepted his departure into the private sector and other prospects.

Speaking when he addressed the media in Lusaka today, Mr. Chanda said it has been an absolute privilege and honor for him to serve the country at the highest level of government in the presidency.

Mr. Chanda explained that he has perused the draft constitution particularly the clause requiring civil servants to vacate office at least two years ahead of elections stating that he would not want to be caught up should he aspire for political office.

He stated that he was accorded an opportunity to put in some of the best years of his public service which he would always cherish.

“In any moment of big decisions such as the one I have taken today, I have always paid due attention to the inner voice which has always invariably, dictated my recommitment to God, Family and country. To have been accorded this exceptional opportunity to serve the country that I dearly love, again wish to express my gratitude to the President,” said Mr. Chanda.

Mr. Chanda pointed out that he remains resolute in supporting government as it pursues its overarching development agenda enshrined in the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP).

He said there is need to support the President as he seeks prudent utilization of the country’s limited national resources.

“In the discharge of my duties, I may have inadvertently hurt others, both within and outside of government. I sincerely seek your understanding that no malice was ever intended. Never at all, did I ever set out to be personally disagreeable with anyone,” he said.

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