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Friday, April 30, 2021

Church empowerment fund not political-Kapiri DC

General News Church empowerment fund not political-Kapiri DC

Kapiri Mposhi District Commissioner Smart Mwila has clarified that there was nothing political about the church empowerment fund.

Mr. Mwila explained that the fund, which was initiated by government to help cushion the impact of Covid-19 on churches, is meant to benefit all churches regardless of the political affiliation of their general membership.

He expressed regret that some people want to politicise the fund when it was evident that the church and other faith based organisations have also been affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said this when he officiated at the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Kapiri Mposhi Central Congregation building fundraising service to construct an official house for the overseer reverend.

“Government is merely helping…churches are made up of communities who have been ravaged by the coronavirus and the government of President Lungu doesn’t want to leave anyone behind as it strives to cushion the impact of this pandemic on our economy and there is nothing political about that,” Mr. Mwila said.

He said there was no justification to turning down assistance as government was there to provide relief after realising that churches were failing to cope with the impact of Covid-19.

Mr. Mwila has since encouraged the church, religious and faith-based organisations to apply for the Covid-19 empowerment fund through the Ministry of Guidance and Religious Affairs.

“Government appreciates the role the church plays in supplementing government efforts in alleviating the suffering of the communities in which they operate hence churches should be helped for them to continue their nobble duty,” Mr Mwila said.

Government recently launched a K50 million empowerment fund targeting churches to stimulate the economy and ensuring sustenance of the church and its activities.

And Kapiri Mposhi UCZ Congregation Minister-In-Charge, Moses Chapakwenda has commended government for the support it has continued to render to the church.

The UCZ has embarked on the construction of an official house for the congregation’s Minister-In-Charge and is scouting for K120, 000 for the super structure.

Mr. Mwila donated K4, 000 cash towards the project which is already at slab level.

16 COMMENTS

  1. MOST PLACES OF WORSHIP TODAY ASK YOU FOR MONEY TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS
    YET THE SAME PAST0RS WILL TELL YOU TO PRAY FOR YOURS ??
    HUH ???????

  2. MOST PLACES OF W0RSH1P TODAY ASK YOU FOR ASSISTANCE TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS
    YET THE SAME PAST0RS WILL TELL YOU TO PRAY FOR YOURS ??

  3. Yaaba!! The country is lost at sea. I see no value in having educated citizens in positions of power if their actions speak nothing about the value of their education. Ubu bututu.

  4. Why empowering the church now? Just becouse we going toward elections? Twalimishiba bamwankole.

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  5. FUSEKE* IS COMING YOUR WAY TR0LL
    YOU KEEP C0NDEMN1NG UPND WHO ACCORDING TO YOU IS HISTORY YET EVERY BLOG CONTAINS THAT PARTY
    SO WHAT ARE YOU SCARED OF ??? LEAVE THEM ALONE AND TELL US WHY NO VACCINES ? KK AIRPORT ?? ECONOMIC ZONES VIRTUALLY AT A STANDSTILL , DUAL CARRIAGE WAY ?? KAFUE HOOK BRIDGE 3 + YEARS NOW.. LANDLESS CORNER TO MUMBWA WHERE BEN MWILA RAN WITH THE FVNDS ?? ROADS BREAKING UP IN ALL TOWNSHIP AFTER COUPLE OF YEARS ??????????
    TALK ABOUT THESE ISSUE MOTOR MOUTH

  6. How about Mosques ? and Hindu temples ?? How much do they get? Christians are not the only ones under the watch of Mama Sumaili.

  7. The Govt Revenue Collection must have declined sharply affected by Covid-19. So where is Govt getting Money to splash on all these gifts and donations? They are Printing Money recklessly to buy votes. This is fueling inflation but ECL doesn’t care. Prices of Consumer goods have more than trebled and People can no longer afford to buy these Goods and life has become unbearable. On August 12,Zambians will vote wisely to remove from Power this Corrupt and irresponsible Govt.

  8. The only political and greedy son of a beech is the pastor who is denying suffering people the much needed help all because hh has promised him a few Bob if he does so. Disgusting behaviour from a man of God. He is just a mere man of gold

  9. Why has the empowerment fund just surfaced in an election year. The economy was doing badly even before covid came, why was the empowerment fund floated earlier. No thank you, we won’t get it. Please forgive us

  10. This district commissioner does not sit in cabinet, so how does he surely know that the empowerment fund is not political

  11. Ignore fulls like Kaizar, for him insulting on the blog is normal, obviously speaks volumes of very poor upbringing

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