Minister Dora Siliya was first elected as a Member of Parliament in Zambia in 2006, representing the Petauke Central constituency. Since then, she has held several ministerial roles, including Minister of Energy and Water Development, Minister of Agriculture, and Minister of Transport and Communication. In 2018, Minister Siliya was appointed as Minister of Information and subsequently named Chief Government Spokesperson by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Prior to becoming an MP, Madam Siliya worked at ZNBC, the Zambian national television and radio station, rising to the role of Television Controller before pursuing a career in public service and politics. She has drawn on her broadcasting and media experience to help communicate effectively with the Zambian public during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has also spoken publicly about her own experience of contracting the virus. We spoke with Minister Siliya about her approach to communicating effectively during the pandemic, the need to combat misinformation, and the impact the pandemic has had on women in Zambia.