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Venturing into politics must be backed by the desire for public service

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Vice President Rupiah Banda says he joined politics in a bid to contribute to the national building.

Mr. Banda says those that venture into politics must do so with a desire and passion
for public service.

He was speaking when he officiated at the Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA)
Matero congregation in Lusaka today.

Mr. Banda has urged the Zambian people to rally behind President Levy Mwanwasa
and his administration as they endeavor to propel national development.

The Vice president also said national unity is central to national development hence
the need to guard the peace enjoyed by the country.

Mr. Banda, who is former Munali Member of Parliament (MP) further challenged
parliamentarians to strive to develop their constituencies.

Meanwhile, the Vice President has advised the church to concentrate on preaching the
gospel and desist from unnecessarily criticizing government.

He said is incorrect to use the church platform to advance messages which are harmful to the nation.

Mr. Banda said the church should seek to provide answers to challenges faced by the
country and its people.

He said the country faces many challenges such as poverty, unemployment and HIV/AIDS which require the efforts of all stakeholders, the church included.

And speaking earlier, Matero BIGOCA in-charge Bishop Peter Ndhlovu said the church
stands ready to work with the government of the day.

Bishop Ndhlovu urged his fellow clergymen to remain focused to the Gospel and not to
be derailed by politicians.


  1. Mr Banda is saying the truth about serving the people of Zambia. But i can not conquer with him that he is doing that himself because most politicians are in it for money. They have not done anything good to the zambian Community. I hope he saw how bad the roads are in matero compared to the good roads he has around his residence.

  2. RB ends without helping us on how we could measure such as notoriously illusive thing: “desire for public service.” I dont think desire itself is a particularly useful concept to chase. I’d like criteria for public office based on demonstrated achievement, personal or public. Career politicians, which there are too many of in Zambia, have failed us miserably.

  3. VP Banda was senior Gov.for Lusaka, can anyone trust a man who worshipped KK and brought the capital to squatter- like standards,any one who worked with rthe man clearly knows what happened.
    his desire has been to line his pockets,Honestly does the Prez think this man can succeed him, if so we better pray hard it does not come to that.look at Tanzania,Botswana well Zimbabwe has a basket case for a Prez.
    Public service !!

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