Solwezi, 18 August, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The newly elected President of Zambia will need to prioritize the fight against corruption, economic recovery, and the safeguarding of peace, a Catholic Bishop in the Southern African nation country has said.
In a Tuesday, August 17 statement, Bishop Charles Kasonde wishes Zambia’s President-elect, Hakainde Hichilema, God’s blessings as he prepares to lead the nation after being sworn in as the country’s seventh Head of State.
Mr. Hichilema who is expected to be sworn in as President next week, Tuesday, August 24, will be required to do “much more to fight the corruption that has been so rampant (and) unprecedented in our nation, to the point of almost degrading all the good (tenets) that we have made towards fighting against corruption,” Bishop Kasonde says.
The Zambian Bishop expresses the hope that the next five years of Mr. Hichilema's leadership “will be the time of recovery, a time of economic prosperity, and the time of nurturing the peace that God has given us in our nation.”
He underscores the need to prioritize patriotism, expressing the hope that the new leadership will seek to make possible “a time of coming together as one Zambia, one nation in reality and not by word of mouth. We want to see this visibly in the way we live and we witness to the life in Zambia.”