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Bishop Phiri Tells Leaders to Serve Common Interest

General News Bishop Phiri Tells Leaders to Serve Common Interest

Newly installed Catholic Diocese of Ndola Bishop Benjamin Phiri is warning leaders against abusing their positions.

Preaching during his installation ceremony in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Ndola on Saturday, Bishop Phiri told a gathering that included President Edgar Lungu that people should not take up leadership with the aim of satisfying their personal interest.

“Let us be humble even as we serve. And I always warn. Your Excellency (President Lungu), all those, who have public offices, when we are serving, let’s be mindful all the time that we are acting on behalf of God,” preached Bishop Phiri.

“I don’t know here on the Copperbelt but I know where I am coming from (Eastern Province) some of these office bearers are there to serve themselves and they are there in order to gain. Somebody comes from a remote place somewhere to be served they look at that person and say come tomorrow. Why should somebody come tomorrow? When you are there and you are paid for that job. You don’t want to serve or you want somebody to pay you something extra on the side so that you can do the job.”

“If I was God, I would without any hesitation remove from responsibility all such officials because they are not serving the common interest. Even in your responsibility fear God and be humble,” Bishop Phiri said as the gathering applauded.

Bishop Phiri has taken over the Copperbelt Catholic Church top position from Archbishop Alick Banda who is now in charge of Lusaka Archdiocese.

Meanwhile, Bishop Phiri has appointed Fr. Christopher Chowa as his Vicar General.

9 COMMENTS

  1. True ba Bishop. We just hear Velden this, Tasila that, this one with 42 for 42, the other one 288,000 for one, toll gates for 4.5 and we dont know who benefit.

  2. Thank you bishop for your wise words. Leadership is a blessing. We hope hh gets this message and stops abusing the fact that he funds upnd, to continue standing as president. How can upnd only have 1 same candidate standing for decades. Its It’s like trying to polish a piece of faeces. The guy is not sellable

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  3. Thank you bishop for your wise words. Leadership is a blessing. We hope hh gets this message and stops abusing the fact that he funds upnd, to continue standing as president. How can upnd only have 1 same candidate standing for decades. Its It’s like trying to polish a piece of faeces. The guy is not sellable. Kaizar

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  4. Thank you Bishop, I also pray that the Diaspora demons hear this message because they show off when they come back to Zambia. It’s timely reminder for me personally because I like to tell off the Diaspora and be honest about my riches and wealth that I have. They keep accusing us of corruption when we have merely worked harder than these jealous Diasporas. So I should remain humble and enjoy my wealth in private even though it is not easy when you live a public life like myself. Easterners used to be looked down by now we rule this country from politics to churches… continue praying for us Bishop!

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  5. This KZ is a worthless spin doctor wanna be! No matter how much you try to dodge what the bishop is saying we know you one of the thieving thugs he’s referring to.

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  6. Haha second comment is my clone. That is tarino thinking he can clone me.however, he is so useless that people can tell from his lame posts. Tarino you’re feeling the pressure haha

  7. Haha second comment is my clone. That is tarino thinking he can clone me.however, he is so useless that people can tell from his lame posts. Tarino you’re feeling the pressure haha. Kaizar.

  8. Ninety plus active politicians who frequent churches are fake Christians and joining in their congregations has nothing to do with receiving The Message and guidance from the priests and/or pastors! It’s part of a show “Tulabamona ku Church baleisa!”

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