Mongu, 06 August, 2021 / 8:04 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Bishop in Zambia is urging his compatriots to probe their moral senses of right and wrong ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for next week, Thursday, August 12.
In a Wednesday, August 4 video message, Bishop Evans Chinyama Chinyemba of Zambia’s Mongu Diocese compares the different political convictions held by the Zambian people to the artistic undersea rainbow, which takes different forms depending on the viewer’s standing position and says that conscience will help each voter make the right choices in the polls.
“To stand before the undersea rainbow of Zambian politics and elections, calls us to examine our conscience,” Bishop Chinyemba says, and adds, “Before you cast your ballot, ask yourself: how is my neighbor doing economically and socially?”
“Conscience speaks to you; conscience directs your steps; conscience guides you; conscience challenges you in these few days remaining before we go to the polls,” the member of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) further says in his video message.
The Zambian Bishop who has been at the helm of Mongu Diocese since May 2011 also calls on the electorate in the Southern African nation to vote saying it is a civic duty.