Saturday, June 15, 2024

Eric Chanda Urges UPND to Respect Church and Address Key Concerns


Chachacha interim President Eric Chanda has called upon the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) to cease their antagonistic behavior towards the church. Mr. Chanda emphasized the importance of listening to the church’s concerns and working towards addressing them in order to maintain a harmonious relationship between the government and religious institutions.

Mr. Chanda highlighted several critical issues raised by the church and urged the UPND government to prioritize them. Firstly, he emphasized the need for job creation for the youth, who played a significant role in the party’s electoral success. Recognizing the challenges faced by the mining industry on the Copperbelt, he urged the government to take prompt action in resolving the crisis.

Additionally, Mr. Chanda stressed the importance of ensuring equitable, adequate, and timely distribution of farming inputs. He further called for attention to be given to the predicament of small-scale farmers, specifically in relation to the promised reduction of fertilizer prices to K250.

The interim President also urged the UPND government to take steps in reducing the cost of living. He specifically mentioned the need to lower the price of mealie meal to K50 per 25kg bag, which would alleviate financial burdens on the population.

Furthermore, Mr. Chanda acknowledged the significance of stabilizing fuel prices in the country, emphasizing the church’s call for the employment of over 40,000 teachers to address the issue of overcrowded classrooms and the high teacher-pupil ratio. He urged the UPND government to heed these concerns and stressed the importance of being a listening government rather than one that antagonizes and insults the church.

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Chanda emphasized that such behavior towards religious institutions was uncalled for in a civilized society that prides itself on being a Christian nation. He called upon the UPND government to embrace the role of a responsive and respectful administration, working collaboratively with the church for the betterment of the nation.

The church plays a significant role in the social fabric of Zambia, and its concerns should be given careful consideration by the government. It is hoped that the UPND will take heed of these important recommendations put forward by the interim President and foster a constructive relationship with the church moving forward. By addressing these concerns, the government can strengthen its ties with the religious community and create a more inclusive and prosperous Zambia.


  1. An except I have read from a journal I have read by some scholar:

    “…it appears that the Government in
    Zambia sees the role of the Church only as spiritual and
    praying for political leaders. On this basis, one would agree
    with Komakoma’s (2003) observation that those who hold this
    view fail to understand both the meaning of politics and the
    role of the Church in society.It is clear from this perspective
    that there is too much ecumenism among our Christian
    churches, and some of our politicians do not want to be
    challenged by the church.”

  2. Tell them papa. They are freemasons. Why do you think hh wears whlte gloves? That is how that cult dresses. They want to destroy the church instead of using that negative energy to fulfil the lies they told voters

  3. Tell them papa. They are freemas0ns. Why do you think hh wears whlte gl0ves? That is how that cuIt dresses. They want to destroy the church instead of using that negative energy to fuIfiI the lies they told voters

    • @ Kaizer How dare you talk about the church you sick animal that is constantly insulting everyone…one day you will insult your own father on this site without knowing it’s him…

    • 2020 vision it is not insulting, it is telling the truth. As they say, the truth hurts. The sick animal is your president who has failed to deliver on his outlandish promises. He is now using graphs to tell lies. You and him are dogs. Mother farker

    • @kaizer I see that in your own words you agree that I’m your father kanshi…very good mwana wandi…I must say your mom was not one of best which explains why she gave birth to a halfwit like you

  4. Why was Bishop Banda (and NOT My Catholic CHURCH) silent when President Sata was NOT taken to hospital in time. And will in Israeli, President Sata was supposed to be put on drip for three days, but the powers being decided to fly him to London and mid air we received sad news and Bishop Banda and the others above, Eric, were silent.
    Apakomaila nodo, nishi pali ubulema

    Government MUST investigate why President Sata was NOT taken to hospital in time while in opposition, he was quickly taken to hospital by President Mwanawasa.
    What failed when Mr. Sata was President?

  5. How do you expect a 25kg bag of mealie meal to drop to K50? That means maize from the same farmers you want to support will have to be bought at K2 per kg. These kind of politicians are the exact same as those who want to turn Heros stadium into a swimming pool so that Zambia can earn Forex by competing with other countries in swimming.

    • Look, Chanda is not making up figures but just reminding HH of his lies. HH told the people that mealie meal will be at k50, fertilizer at k250, fuel at k5 per liter and the dollar will be at k5. Now what is the status today?

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