… says the commitment of peaceful campaigns by political parties must continue.
Mansa Diocese Catholic Bishop Patrick Chisanga has called for peaceful campaigns ahead of the August 12 General elections.
Speaking after a meeting with PF running mate Professor Nkandu Luo and her entourage, Bishop Chisanga said violence makes people anxious and lose interest in politics.
He said it doesn’t make sense to fight when the country is still mourning the late Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and when people are suffering because of Covid 19.
” As we campaign let’s do it peacefully. The principle and values that Dr. Dr. Kaunda should be promoted even as we campaign. I also urge politicians to protect people as they campaign because of Covid-19, ” Bishop Chisanga said.
” We appreciate the commitment of peace by political parties and let this continue. Let the Zambia legacy lead by conducting peaceful and fair elections,” He said.
And Bishop Chisanga said Luapula province will record massive voter turnout due to heightened sensitization.
” It is unfortunate when people stay away from voting and as a church we are carrying out voter sensitization and people this time around will turn up and vote in numbers,” Bishop Chisanga said.
Meanwhile, Bishop Chisanga said he appreciates the courtesy visit by professor Nkandu Luo as she visits luapula province.
He said the visit shows the recognition of the role of the church in the partnership between the church and political leadership
” I encourage other political leaders that when you visit an area reach out to traditional leaders and church leaders,” Bishop Chisanga said.