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Promising to reverse the declaration of Day of Prayer is absurd-Father Bwalya

Headlines Promising to reverse the declaration of Day of Prayer is absurd-Father Bwalya

Father Frank Bwalya
Father Frank Bwalya

Patriotic Front (PF) member of the central committee (MCC) Father Frank Bwalya says President Lungu’s declaration of October 18 as a public holiday to be observed as a national day of prayer and fasting is constitutional as Zambia is a Christian nation by Constitution.

Fr Bwalya said it is, therefore, absurd for suspended Anglican priest Richard Luonde to suggest that whoever takes over from President Lungu must reverse the declaration of October 18 as a national day of prayer and fasting.

“The statement by suspended Father Luonde opposing President Lungu’s declaration of October 18 as a day of national prayer and fasting is highly disappointing given the fact that it comes from a priest,” Fr Bwalya said.

Fr Bwalya was speaking in an interview on Sunday.

He said the step taken by President Lungu has cemented unity in the country.

“This is part of consummation of Zambia’s declaration as a Christian nation. Fr Luonde should be objective enough to look at the declaration and not who declared it,” Fr Bwalya said.

He said President Lungu has actually upheld the Constitution by declaring October 18 as a day of national prayer and fasting because Zambia is a Christian nation by Constitution.

“We know that Fr Luonde is a Rainbow Party member but he must rise above partisan politics because so many people, including the Anglican Church, have welcomed this,” he said.

And PF vice-chairperson for the media and publicity committee Sunday Chanda says the “axis of evil” has regrouped to fight the good.

“The anti-prayer movement is determined to remove the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation and further scrap off 18th October as a public holiday for prayer,” Mr Chanda said.

He said it is no wonder that some well-known political parties are silent on issues of homosexuality.

“The Church should, therefore, rightfully own this season of placing God at the centre of the nation for posterity’s sake. In a world of high moral decay, Zambia must teach her younger citizens why the nation must remain under God,” he said.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Bwalya YOU are absurd!

    You have obviously never read the Constitution.

    And from your dimwit comments it seems that even if you did, it is beyond the capacity of the poor excuse for a brain that you have to understand it.

  2. Pathetic Failure Bwalya is not even qualified to comment on this. He is a former priest who practices witchcraft of blood offerings. He is a satanist and a miscreant.

  3. Bwalya you need to repent as you were instrumental in hounding Rupiah out of power, today you are sharing the spoils in Edgar’s government, What a player, ati Father……………………yakumbuyo.

  4. It is disappointing to hear from the man of God that who ever comes into power will reverse ECL s declaration of 18th October as a national day of prayers. No wonder why his Excellence Edgar Changwa Lungu will win the 2016 elections because he has God s favour. Former suspended Fr Luonde does not know the power of God. He thinks God will let down ECL never. Look at America and Israel they are blessed because they recognise the days of prayer and fasting.

    • Ba Chalwe naimwe
      You think the declaration is some kind of magic mantra?You have to work hard and have proper leadership.How can a country led by the likes of Kambwili progress even if it is a so called Christian nation?

    • Owe ka @Chalwe, you are being selective. The United States of America that you cite have the First Amendment which guarantees rights only you can dream of; but then also there is strict separation of religion and state and ahem – the blessed country allows homosexuality and most recently use of marijuana. You are such a hypocrite ka Chalwe!

  5. Ba Luonde apa pena na musaula..ikaleni fye tondolo pantu ifyo mulelanda kuti fyalenga na UPND ukulusa ama members. Unless your comment has had the party’s blessing. That can be clarified by the upnd leadership whether it is part of its manifesto or not. If it is then sell your manifesto during the next year campaigns and you shall see the results.
    Mwalitwa mukanwa…mukulandisha emu kutukan.

  6. THE AXIS OF EVIL ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE, FOR SELFISH REASONS, SCHEMING TO DEIFY PRESIDENT LUNGU. LUNGU’S MANDATE IS NOT TO BUILD CHURCHES AND TO DECLARE HOLY DAYS. BEFORE LUNGU BECAME PRESIDENT PEOPLE WERE ALREADY WORSHIPING GOD AND CHURCHES WERE BEING BUILT. LUNGU’S MANDATE IS DEVELOP THIS COUNTRY AND CHANGE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE FOR THE BETTER. WHAT HE IS DOING NOW IS AN ADMISSION OF FAILURE AND HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM POWER BEFORE THE COUNTRY IS IRRETRIEVABLY DESTROYED LIKE ZIMBABWE AND DRC. THE SO CALLED FATHER BWALYA AND SUNDAY CHANDA ARE INTERESTED PARTIES AND BENEFICIARIES OF WHAT IS PREVAILING. WELLL MEANING ZAMBIAN SHOULD STAND UP AND SAVE THE COUNTRY FROM THESE RUTHLESS CRIMINALS.

  7. I know with the passage of time and all is well, No one will remember this day, For i for one know that this is a political move to take people`s attention away from their current problems cause by a Government which has no vision, corrupt and full of uneducated thugs.

  8. We saw the same tricks under Chiluba MHSR where even a religious desk was opened and managed by Josiah Chisala at state house. What happened in the end? We saw these guys in spite of declaration Zambia a Christian Nation had been siphoning funds from state coffers through Zamtrop. They knew that if you talk about God Zambians are docile and will not question anything.
    This is the more reason some of us are very cautious with such people when they start making declarations especially persons of Frank Bwaya’s calibre. They want to make anyone who questions their moves unreligious and a sinner. With or without declaration we will all face judgement on that day full stop. The most important thing is my relationship with God not those declarations.

  9. Father Bwalya should be the last person to comment on Religious issues. He spent so many year at the seminary until he was ordained as priest. As a committed christian from the catholic church, I had greater respect for him as the parish priest. For the love of money and the things of the world, he abandoned the work of God. He formed the NGO which never lasted. He joined the PF and became the board chairperson for ZESCO. Had that was not eneough, he resigned and formed his own political party but failed to run it because he became bankrupt. I urge Father Bwalya to apologise to the authorities in the Catholic church if he wants things to move well for him. Let him just go back to priest hood. This time we will not follow what he will say. We will Vote for the Heritage Party in 2016.

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