President Banda in closed-door meeting with Catholic Bishops

President Rupiah Bnada Wednesday held closed door talks with the Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church.

State House spokesperson Dickson Jere disclosed to the Watchdog that the President met representatives of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) at State House for about three hours.
He said the president and the Bishops discussed politics, education, health, infrastructure and the economy.

‘The President was accompanied to the meeting by His Honour, the Vice President Hon. George Kunda, SC, MP, Works and Supply Minister Hon. Mike Mulongoti, MP and State House Aides while ZEC was represented by its president and Bishop of Chipata Rt.Rev. George Lungu, Co-Adjutor Bishop of Ndola and Administrator of Solwezi Rt.Rev. Alick Banda and Archbishop of Lusaka, Most Rev. Tresphor Mpundu’, said Jere.

According to Jere, President Banda agreed to have another meeting with all ZEC Bishops at a date to be communicated. He thanked the Catholic Bishops for the meeting and urged them to feel free to engage his Government on any issue concerning the country.

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