By Enerst Mwape
Rupiah Banda and his government can arrest Father Frank Bwalya, but will never apprehend the truth he stands for in this country, observes a Mpika Clergyman.
Commenting on the arrest of Father Bwalya and threats to arrest those who would join the red card campaign, Father Joseph Besa charged in Mpika that President Banda and his cadres have brought shame to the country.
Father Besa who likened Banda’s government to the famous animal farm said he (Banda) and his cadres have sunk the dignity of Zambia to shame because of wanton arrests to those opposing him.
“President Banda and his cadres have sunk the dignity of Zambia to shame because of arrests of people opposing to his rule which is like the government of the famous animal farm,” Father Besa noted.
He said Banda government can arrest and succeed to prosecute Father Bwalya and those joining the red card campaign, but not the truth he stands for as this will live on for ever in the country.
He said what President Banda must know is that he would never confine the truth behind bars even if Father Bwalya was sent to jail.
“President Banda should know that he can only jail Father Bwalya or indeed other people opposing to his rule, but not to confine the truth behind bars,” Fr Besa said.
Father Besa said what President Banda and his minion must realize is that Zambians should not get police permit to talk about corruption, bad governance and poverty because they were not given permit to vote for them.
He reminded the ruling party that self appraisal of calculated achievements by President Banda and MMD would not better life to rural Zambians, but instead worsen it further.
“Self appraisal of calculated achievements by Rupiah Banda and MMD will not put or better life to rural Zambians, but instead worsen it further,” Said Fr Besa.