Bishops commend RB
THE Bishops Council has commended President Banda for providing good
and stable leadership and for steering the country’s economy to prosperity
despite the negative effects of last year’s global economic crisis.
bishops and a reverend from different denominations commended Mr Banda at State
House yesterday during a closed-door meeting with the President during which
they also prayed for him and assured him of their support as he continues to
rule the nation.
This is contained in a statement issued in Lusaka
yesterday by special assistant to the President for press and public relations
“The President met representatives of the Bishops Council
where they discussed a number of issues affecting the nation. The bishops prayed
for the President and assured him of total support as he rules the country,” Mr
The bishops said they are happy with the leadership of
President Banda, who has managed to steer the country’s economy to prosperity by
achieving positive economic growth despite the global economic crisis which
negatively affected most countries in the world.
Mr Jere said the Bishops
Council also condemned the culture of insults which has characterised politics
in the country.
“They thanked the President for having remained focused
despite consistent attacks from his political opponents,” he
President Banda was accompanied to the meeting by Minister for
Presidential Affairs Ronald Mukuma while the Bishops Council was represented by
bishops Bernard Mambwe, Peter Chinyama, Zachen Mulenga and Osward
Other clergymen who attended the meeting were bishops Wilson
Mpundu, Isaac Chabwera and Reverend Gibson Nyirenda.
The bishops pledged
to continue supporting President Banda and his government, which they said has
successfully spearheaded and brought more infrastructural development to various
President Banda thanked the bishops for their prayers and the
support they have rendered to his government, especially during the global
economic crisis last year.
And the President assured the clergy that he
will concentrate on delivering on his promises, particularly in developing the
road infrastructure, health and education facilities throughout the