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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Chipata Diocese Archbishop George Lungu is being Political- Andrew Ntewewe

..the church must not shun from accessing the empowerment fund from Government.

Headlines Chipata Diocese Archbishop George Lungu is being Political- Andrew Ntewewe

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) president Andrew Ntewewe has urged the Church to ignore Chipata Diocese Archbishop George Lungu and access the empowerment fund from Government.

Mr. Ntewewe says the Archbishop is politically compromised that is why he is against the empowerment programme meant to help the Church during this challenging period.

He says the empowerment fund at the Ministry of Religious Affairs is in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
He wondered why Archbishop Lungu would be apprehensive of this noble gesture.

He encouraged the Church especially the Catholic Church to heed the advice by Lusaka diocese Archbishop Alick Banda to access the fund.

Mr. Ntewewe thanked Archbishop Banda for being magnanimous, humble in dealing with the affairs of the country.

“These empowerment activities are meant to uplift the living standards of the people. So let’s leave the politicians to wrestle it out Independently without taking sides and let the pulpit be used to glorify the name of the Almight and not for political expediency,” he says.

“We find it to be mere political gimmick and rhetoric to suggest that Government cannot empower its own citizens due to national debt.

“It’s more like saying that simply because you have debt at a personal level then you cannot take your children to school or hospital because you are in debt,” Mr. Ntewewe said.

52 COMMENTS

  1. My advice to Mr Ntewewe is that please pick your battles. You surely can’t claim to be wiser than His Grace the Bishop of Chipata. We followers have understood the message. You may target your fellow politicians please.

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  2. Bishop Lungu is being apolitical ,he wants social justice done and he’s simply being a man of principles- both religious and social.

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  3. PF THE PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER STUP1D
    GIVING DRINKS AND FOOD PLUS USELESS ITEMS IS NOT ENPOWERMENT
    ITS VOTE BUYING PLAIN AND SIMPLE
    IF IT WASNT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPENING FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS AT THE SAME PACE AS IT IS NOW
    PF MUST GO AS THIS SORT OF CONDUCT IS UNACCEPTABLE

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  4. Aba nabo, disagreeableness of inflated egoistic pride. Say substantive national matters, and not ossified, vain and conceited selfish motivated opinion to publicly be noted.

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  5. This guy makes it so obvious that he is a shameless bootlicker…does he not see anything wrong with these handouts to churches? When you have no principles you fall for anything

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  6. just another politician displaying his ignorance. Probably hoping to secure a government contract. Can’t stand these people.

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  7. These PF surrogates are shamelessly trying to justify open criminality in the name of Christianity.
    Matthew 7:15-20-You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
    15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
    16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
    17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
    18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
    19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
    20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

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  8. The bishop has given extremely valid and sound reasons for the decision. Only a hired F00L can fail to see the sense in this. The question is very simple. Where is the money coming from? A government spends according to the budget. Point out in the budget where the empowerment funds are allocated. These funds may be coming from lobbyists and state captors. Then we should not wonder that a Chinese manual labourer has a Residence permit to live in Zambia indefinitely while Zambians remain unemployed.

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  9. Does being political means disagreeing with something? Andrew Ntewewe wants to present himself as an informed and fresh voice. He’s neither of these things.

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  10. If all the billions dished out by lungi and the other theives was instead used to build factories ……..

    Most of the same recipients of those free billions , who remain unemployed and in poverty , would have been in full time employment………

    That is what the Bishop is alluding to….

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  11. This Ntewewe is a sh.t hole, he is showing a blind eye to what is going on inthere.
    The priest outlined the reasons.
    One of them is none payment of salaries to civil servants for 9months.

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  12. Mr. Ntewewe, don’t be like a rich fool, an excited fool to advance your political ambition. I warn you to stay away from men of God who stand for the truth. You should be ashamed of yourself. You’re a disgrace. Retirees are suppose to be paid first before dishing out empowerment fund, and you think that is right before God. If you do not want to yield to my advice go ahead and do want you want to achieve. Remember God is on the throne who sees the hearts and motive of people.

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  13. Zambia is very fortunate to have Bishops like Bishop George Lungu who can see through the veil of sudden drop of manna in an election year. Yes we stand with empowerment but not this obvious one which is being given this year

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  14. Empowerment is a PF program, which has not gone well with most of the population, if PF has an issue with Bishop George Lungus remarks, it is the PF media to respond, and not any other overzealous Jim and Jack

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  15. How can a Cadre tell the church to ignore the bishop, this Ntewewe guy is really overeating himself, is he really listening to himself, the church would rather ignore him which it is doing

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  16. This is an ignorant and hateful Bishop who want to see people suffer for him to gain political points,
    He does know suffering nor pain of want , One day he will understand that hatred had no benefit

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  17. Mtewewe, a bootlicker and job-seeking f00l at it again 🙁

    He was similarly vicious during the bill10 debacle. What an inglorious NGO.

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  18. This little twit ntewewe attacks anyone who disagrees with PF position without even understanding why. Please PF give the twit a job and spare us his stup1dity

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  19. He is just a f00lish pastor who is also a upnd corrupt cadre. Frankly he can go and phuck himself for all I care.

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  20. God has is a God of love.
    Zambians have suffered a lot and this time you touch on his spokes man, his voicemouth, his vessel, you are calling up and hipping your own hot coal on yourbody.
    Ntewewe and many PF rude guys who do not have the heart of millions of Zambians living in poverty should just wait and see how foolish as St Paul said to the Galatians and Ephesians.

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  21. Even in school in class, we had chaps who could appoint themselves monitors without the teacher telling them so. The case of Ntewewe, a non issue in terms of authority in Zambia but trying to attract the attention of the givers, I mean sanity tells you you cant be an expert on anything

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  22. Another Malawian. Ntewewe? In Zambia? Where? Bushe mulifipuba mwebena Zambia? Lungu has recruited Malawians and a few brainless Bembas to speak for him and protect his criminal life. You are suffering because they are stealing and Lungu is thriving on your poverty. Change your thinking Zambians.

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  23. Every Patriotic Citizen should have a mind set like Bishop Lungu. We are not fouls who can be groomed by a bunch no good people, PF. I may have my issues with religion but i hope the Bishop drills his stance to his followers, make them understand that they are worth more than a bag of maize meal or a bar of soap. Ntewewe should not patronize us, we are not fouls.

  24. Every Patriotic Citizen should have a mind set like Bishop Lungu. We are not fouls who can be groomed by a bunch no good people, PF. I may have my issues with religion but i hope the Bishop drills his stance to his followers, make them understand that they are worth more than a bag of maize meal or a bar of soap. Ntewewe should not patronize us, we are not fouls.

  25. Out of 29 comments, 26 of comments have substance or description of Mr. Ntewewe foolishness, sinking so low, supporting greed and foolishness in the highest by planting empowerment fund that will yield almost zero output. Andrew Ntawewe, re read the article to appreciate the approach of Bishop Lungu and the comments of bloggers.

  26. BAKAMPYONGO AND BA PRESIDENT LUNGU ARE YOU NOT ASHAMED TO HAVE KAIZER LUNGU AS A DECON AND SOCIAL MEDIA SPOKES PE3SON IN YOUR SO CALLED GREAT CHURCH! I SHALEXCUSE BA MAYO BA REV SUMAILI AS AT NOW BECAUSE I REALISE S8ME SINNERS’ HEARTS ARE AS HARD AS ROCKS., WITH A C5BER BILL IN PROCESS WHY SHOULD A CLERGY MAN WH8 IS JUST DEMONSTRATING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE BE INSULTED BY A DEACON? THE CLERGY THE BISHOP NEVER INSULTED THE GORVERNMENT OR ANY BODY AT ALL. IN REALITY HE ONLY GAVE A GOOD COUNSEL TO OUR GOVERNMENT. KAIZER NEVER INSULT THE ANOINTED MEN OF GOG OTHERWIWE YOU ATRACT UNPARDONABLE CURSE FROM ABOVE. THE DIRTY TITS YOU ARE BEING ENTICED WITH TO CONTINUE DOING WR8NG THING AGAINST YOUR FELLOW ZAMBIANS INCLUDING THE CLERGY NOW WILL SOON VANISH . READ ISAIAH 40 V 7-8

  27. “urged the Church to ignore Chipata Diocese Archbishop George Lungu and access the empowerment fund from Government.” In what capacity are you urging the Church to ignore our bishop’s advise bà is it Mtewewe? and which church are you referring to? Is it the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church?
    Did really Archbishop Banda of Lusaka say, it’s okay the Church can receive this empowerment fund from Government?
    And then Mr.Mtewewe, how can your conscience be so darkened that you can’t differentiate between light and darkness? Among these two bishops, who should be called political?
    At least I can forgive you ba Mtewewe, because you’re not a religious man and in talking about religious matters you don’t know anything, but I am questioning the moral standings of the Catholic…

  28. @Awe true to that…look this Bishop is a brilliant brilliant guy whom I can listen to at any given time because he is speaking the TRUTH. Please people vote wisely in August.

  29. Does the catholic need the Govt funding? The catbic church as an institution is a Govt with the capital in Italy. It is a well structured funded body, and so when bishops from this church refuse any Govt funding it goes beyond the bishop. Their instructions come from Rome. They owe it to their Pope not the national presidents. They are not as independent as some other church bodies in Zambia.

  30. I think every time the church received empowerment fund from President Lungu’s administration. Now, just because elections is there Archbishop Lungu refusing it. This is not acceptable from him.

  31. Please don’t mix the empowerment schemes with political benefits. Archbishop Lungu must understand that the said funds are for benefiting needy people and not for his personal use.

  32. Many youths have started their own businesses or invested the fund in other business and happily feeding their families. Archbishop Lungu should remember that the government’s programmes are initiated for the good cause.

  33. The argument over the empowerment schemes are baseless and nothing to do with debt. The PF government continuously providing funds to needy and poor people even in the time of pandemic and we are proud of our government for doing this.

  34. No doubt, few church people are turned to be a supporter of Hichilema. We have seen how HH had taken selfish decision for benefiting himself without considering Zambians. Same thing I sense in the behavior of Archbishop George Lungu!!!

  35. Ba Ntewewe, I think clamps from high table is seating well with you. Bishop lungus view is of importance to all citizens. Instead of handouts pipo want something that will change their lives forever. By the way, what do YALI stand for. I don’t see any difference between your organization and that DNA run by ililonga.
    We know times are hard, but Atleast if you stand for anything take aside politics of the belly and contribute positively.

  36. Let him go and work on Lungu’s farm after 12 August, were he will be just be saying inde bwana, inde bwana, inde bwana…

  37. THE SO CALLED PRICILLA IS ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS APPLYING FOR A LIFE LONG CURSE JUST BECAUSE 8F SITUATIONAL FAVOR.. JUST COUNT FROM NOW NTEWEWE AND KAIZER WON’T BE THE SAME FOR HAVING INTENTIONALLY MOCKING THE CLERGY JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR LOVE OF CORRUPT TITS FOR THEIR LIVING.

  38. If the bishop actually means well, it will show later. He must not do piecemeal irregular decisions. The same church leaders allow these politicians (opposition and ruling) to be on the pulpit for campaigns shouting “forward” or “pa maka” and donating cash and stuff. Is Bishop Lungu telling us that he is really apolitical this time? Our remotest posterity will answer this humble question.

  39. Ntwewe leave the man of God alone, if you think you a very wise person please go and advise the Ministry of Religion on good morals!

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