Bishop Mambo urges clergy to avoid politics

Bishop John Mambo has urged members of the clergy to avoid taking sides and actively participating in politics
He was speaking during a prayer luncheon held at the residence of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema in New Kasama on Thursday.
He stressed that it was important for the clergy to be non-partisan because that is the only way they will be able to offer and deliver good advice to political party leaders.
Bishop Mambo also pointed out that the culture of violence was worrying freedom fighters that fought for the country’s independence.
He has since urged political leaders to embrace each other and show their cadres that peace is possible regardless of the political party that one belongs to.
And speaking at the same function, Reverend Chipwalamuka from the Independent Churches of Zambia (ICOZ) has implored politicians to take full responsibility in ending political violence.
He said that it is important for politicians to realise that they are responsible for the welfare of the Zambian people and should not focus on enriching themselves.
And the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema appealed to the church to continue the role of uniting the country.
He said politicians need to be inspired by the clergy and promised that once the UPND forms government it will work closely with the church and support their programs and adhere to their advice to achieve development in the country.

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