Lusaka, 12 November, 2020 / 9:23 pm (ACI Africa).
A Bishop in Zambia has expressed concerns about some “worrisome” trends in the Southern African nation, cautioning that the “treasured peace” might be sacrificed if nothing is done.
“Some trends in Zambia today are worrisome and if left unchecked may force the country to sacrifice the treasured peace at the altar of expediency,” Bishop George Zumaire Lungu of Zambia’s Chipata Diocese said Wednesday, November 11.
Bishop Lungu who was presiding over the opening of a peacebuilding workshop in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka highlighted the “worrisome” trends including “unfair or biased application of the Public Order Act (POA), the reported cases of issuance of National Registration Cards (NRCs) to foreigners and the under-aged with the ruling party officials being involved in this exercise.”
Other “worrisome” prevailing tendencies the Bishop outlined are “insensitive tribal remarks from high ranking government officials, which promote hatred between tribes, dragging our traditional authorities into partisan politics.”