Church disappointed by President Sata

The failure by President Michael Sata to govern the country according to the Ten Commandments of the Bible is a big disappointment, says Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) executive director Rev  Pukuta Mwanza.

Rev Mwanza said that he was disappointed with the PF government’s failure to stick to promises made on various issues of governance.

He  cited the fight against corruption which he said was a total disaster as it had failed to inspire the people of Zambia.

He said that the corruption fight under the PF government was a smokescreen as it was targeted at certain individuals and lacked credibility.

“This is a government that came into power with a promise to fight corruption, it is a government that came into power to get rid of corruption but what we see now is that it has failed to fight corruption in government and in fact some of those in leadership have been accused of corruption activities yet they have continued to serve without any reprimand from the President,” he said.

Rev. Mwanza observed that the zeal the PF government promised the people of Zambia in the fight against corruption was no longer inspiring as it was now seen as a way of victimizing those that had divergent views.

He said that there was no accountability in the manner the PF were handling issues of governance and the respect of the rule of law.

The clergyman said that it was strange that after giving Zambians too much hope and life in the fight against graft, the PF government seemed compromised.

“Even institutions they are using in fighting corruption have been perceived compromised because of the way they are handling issues of corruption. I don’t think that the people of Zambia and the church are seeing  what they expected from this government.

“This leadership must be mindful that Zambians voted them into power on the premise that they will deliver justice, development and fight corruption,” he said.

Rev. Mwanza said that it was not late for the PF to do the correct thing but that it will  need a committed leadership to drive the corruption crusade into the right direction.

“People are expressing worries in the manner PF is fighting corruption and not only corruption but other many things. Let the leadership respond to these issues by listening and acting on the complaints. The proper fight against corruption is one where the suspects use their moral standing and conscience to step aside,” he said.