Friday, May 31, 2024

President Hichilema Praises Catholic Church for Promoting Social Justice and Human Rights

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President Hakainde Hichilema has held a consultative meeting with the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) led by its Chairman, His Grace Archbishop Ignatius Chama, at State House. During the meeting, the President acknowledged the concerns raised by the ZCCB on the high cost of living, driven by several factors, and its effect on the poor and vulnerable.

President Hichilema praised the Catholic Church for its efforts in promoting social justice, human rights, and equality, as well as its commitment to universal education and healthcare. He stated that the government was anchored on the ideals of reconstructing an economy that had broken down due to mismanagement, reckless borrowing, and unbridled corruption. However, measures had been put in place to ameliorate the negative effects of the economic situation on the citizens.

The President acknowledged the presence of a new member of the ZCCB, His Grace Bishop Raphael Mweempwa of Monze Diocese. He commended the Catholic Church for its unflinching efforts in spreading the gospel and reaffirmed the warm relationship that exists between the Catholic Church and all churches in Zambia and the government.

President Hichilema assured the ZCCB that the New Dawn Government will continue to hold consultations as it works towards a common agenda for the development of the country. He emphasized that social justice is crucial as it is anchored on respect and the upholding of the rights of everyone.

The meeting between President Hichilema and the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has been welcomed by many as a positive step towards building a better and more inclusive Zambia. It is hoped that this partnership between the government and religious leaders will result in meaningful change and progress for all citizens.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Lusaka is under water , meanwhile uyu mambaIa hh is busy doing ifyawupuwa. Him he flies around whlle you who voted for him are busy catching cholera. Mulenya mulelapilila. I just visited my father ecl today to offer solidarity. It was a blessing to see him in high spirits.

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  2. YES LUSAKA IS INDEED UNDER WATER
    AND NO PRIZE FOR GUESSING WHO ARRANGED THE CONTRACTS FOR THE ROADS
    AND ALLOW WETLANDS TO BE OCCUPIED BY RESIDENTS
    THANK GOD THEY WERE OUSTED IN 2021

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    • You are still behaving like you are in opposition. When did you ever hear pf blame mmd for what we found. Soon it will be 2026 and you will still be blaming pf haha you f00ls know you are being voted out. Not everyone is born a leader. Hh is a fluke

  3. Dose it have to take the church to rise issues for one to notice that things are not ok, this meeting ni manzi pansi pa bridge, elo what surprises me alot is the mentioning of the PF at every forum. the UPND moto is FORWARD but what am seen is forward backwards still in the past

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