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Religious Minister says more awareness needed on corruption fight

Headlines Religious Minister says more awareness needed on corruption fight

Minister of Guidance and Religious Affairs Hon. Godfridah Sumaili during the 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
Minister of Guidance and Religious Affairs Hon. Godfridah Sumaili during the 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

The government has directed the family unit and the church to start playing a cardinal role in the fight against corruption.

ZANIS reports that Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said there is need to raise awareness on the fight against corruption at household and church level.

Reverend Sumaili noted that though corruption may be prevalent in the public sector as opposed to the private sector, there is need for concerted response towards the fight against the vice.

Speaking in Lusaka today, Reverend Sumaili said there is need to start inculcating Christian, national values and virtues in children when they are still young.

“We need to raise awareness on corruption in the family, teach our children at a very early age in the home not to take anything that is not theirs” said Reverend Sumaili.

The Minister stressed that the church should exceedingly preach against corruption because people caught up in corruption also frequent churches.

The Minister said the church must therefore take advantage and talk to its members to desist from engaging in corruption.

She said government alone cannot fight corruption and thus needs the support of all Zambians both in the private and public sectors to do their part and stand against corruption.

The Minister pointed out that government has done its part by putting in place stringent financial measures which are being complied to and is also strengthening systems to curb corruption.

THE Religious Affairs Minister observed that Zambians need to embrace and live by the core values of honesty, hard work, dignity and transparency as enshrined in the constitution to respond to corruption.

On December 9, 2019, Zambia joined the rest of the world to commemorate the international day against corruption under the theme “United against Corruption”.

President Edgar Lungu stated that no one will be spared in the fight against corruption.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. We have one privatisation thief and chief corrupt UNDER FIVE. He must be the example of corruption when we discuss it.

  2. What does this Ministry REALLY do mwe bantu mwe? The closest it comes is a propaganda machine but see this is not the 70s where such nonsense could fly. We are in the darn 21st Century. The earlier this Ministry is put down the better mwe. It is an embarrassment.

  3. She never commented on FIC report, $42m for 42 fire tenders, Mukula, Ambulances, road tenders, Attorney general’s report etc. and now she wants to sound relevant because her boss was talking about corruption which he equally does not care about.

  4. I think having a unnecessary Ministry is a form of corruption i.e. using scare public funds for no clear objective then calling it work.

  5. Maybe she ought to take her sermon out into State house and parliament because those are the corrupt ones and they need preaching to. So woman, stop preaching to the wrong audience.

  6. “The Minister stressed that the church should exceedingly preach against corruption because people caught up in corruption also frequent churches.”

    Interesting, actually I see them every Sunday donating big cash or bricks and cement to the church.

  7. Godfridha is on point, I give praise where it’s due, I hope she gets the needed support on this one.
    think this is a brilliant approach. For too long corrupt individuals have been looked at as being smart in Zambia.

  8. The fight starts with her and her boss, expecting the people below you to fight corruption when they see you deep in it is laughable and a joke. People follow the leader and they surely took heed of lung’s words about mwibala. They are stealing left right and center until you show some leadership and stop stealing yourselves

  9. The fight starts with her and her boss, expecting the people below you to fight corruption when they see you deep in it is laughable and a joke. People follow the leader and they surely took heed of lung’s words about mwibala. They are stealing left right and center until you show some leadership and stop stealing yourselves

  10. Separation of church and state: to prevent the majority from ruling with an iron fist. We been telling you that you’re weakening the Church.
    “The government has directed the family unit and the church to start playing a cardinal role in the fight against corruption.”-LT
    We need the government that’s going to help us to form free information act Laws to fight corruption.

    “The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a United States federal law that grants the public access to information possessed by government agencies. Upon written request, U.S. government agencies are required to release information unless it falls under one of nine exemptions listed in the Act.”

  11. Separation of church and state: to prevent the majority from ruling with an iron fist. We been telling you that you’re weakening the Church.
    “The government has directed the family unit and the church to start playing a cardinal role in the fight against corruption.”-LT
    We need the government that’s going to help us to form free information act Laws to fight corruption.

    “The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a United States federal law that grants the public access to information possessed by government agencies. Upon written request, U.S. government agencies are required to release information unless it falls under one of nine exemptions listed in the Act.”

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