Graphs goes political with PF backing Catholic priest Anthony Salangeta’s stance

 THE Patriotic Front (PF) has condemned remarks towards Chawama Catholic priest Anthony Salangeta that he is a joker.

The party has advised the church that they should pray for the UPND for they do not know what they are doing.

Recently, Fr Salangeta came under spotlight for mocking President Hichilema over the use of graphs to illustrate how the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) faired.

However, Father Salangeta has received harsh criticism from the ruling party with the President last week advising those who did not need graphs to sleep as they were jokers.

And during a press briefing PF vice president Given Lubinda said expressing anger towards the church should not be condoned.

He said there is need not to allow politics to hurt or anger the church.

“I am not worthy to advise the church, but what I can say is pray to God . All these injurious words against you. Pray for them for they do not know what they are doing,” he said.

Mr Lubinda stated that their is need not to allow politics to divide people in the churches as they had different political affiliations.

“We do not want people to be divided when they go to church. Do not tempt people on issues of Christianity. Let the body of Christ continue to grow in Zambia.

Meanwhile, Mr Lubinda has also condemned President Hichilema for underpricing the sale of maize for Farmers to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

He has further termed as a betrayal to farmers the fact that Soya beans will not be bought by Government this year after announcing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China last year.

“The price of K280 for a 50 kilogram bag of maize is far too low. Also, the fact that some farmers were encouraged to grow soya beans on July 24th, 2022 on Mr Hakainde Hichilema’s page where he said that an MoU was signed with China and has now changed is a betrayal to farmers because many farmers invested in the harvest of soya beans after that pronouncement,” he said.

Mr Lubinda boasted that had PF been given to rule another term, the welfare of farmers and Zambian’s at large be addressed.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 29th May, 2023)

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