Lusaka, 12 March, 2021 / 6:00 pm (ACI Africa).
On the annual event of Zambia’s Youth Day marked Friday, March 12, a Bishop in the Southern African nation has called on young people in the country to unite in the fight against corruption that he described as “endemic.”
In his March 12 statement availed to ACI Africa, Bishop George Zumaire Lungu of Zambia’s Chipata Diocese says “endemic corruption” is an obstacle in the process of realizing a stable and sustainable future for Zambian youth.
Bishop Lungu calls “upon the Youth to unite in fighting against corruption wherever it is found and whenever it shows its ugly head.”
He adds that the youth in Zambia need to unite in the fight against graft because “you cannot fight it alone but as a movement together.”
According to the Local Ordinary of Chipata Diocese who doubles as the President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB), graft is unacceptable “for it robs the youth of their dreams; it shuts possible opportunities to bring out the potential God has endowed in them for the good of our society.”