ZAMBIA: Bishop Calls for Support of Church’s Effort Against Covid-19 Effects


LUSAKA, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020(CISA) – Bishop Moses Hamungole of the Catholic Diocese of Monze has said that the church in Zambia is straining to raise resources within the country for charity during the Covid-19 pandemic and appealed for help in alleviating the suffering of the poor and vulnerable.

“…therefore my brothers and Sisters, nothing is too little. For example, if many of us give a little, just even 2 Kwacha, it can go a long way in feeding the hungry. Imagine if a thousands of us contribute just a 5 Kwacha each month in a parish throughout Zambia between now and the end of December, 2020. This can be feed a number of families in our communities,” he said as reported by the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).

Bishop Hamungole was speaking September 1 in Lusaka as he received donation of food stuff and hygienic materials from C & S Investments in response to Covid-19 fight.

The Bishop noted that as long as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities, the impact will not be on the health alone but also on social, economic and political sectors both at home and work as some have lost jobs while the cost of living has gone high.

Speaking during the presentation of the donated items, C &S Investments’ representative George Chellah commended the Catholic for its genuine stance for the weak, disadvantaged and underprivileged.

“At all times, you have answered the call to action to bring about a more equal society and practically demonstrated this by clothing, feeding, heeding and educating those who otherwise would not have access to any reasonable fulfillment of such needs,” said Mr. Chellah.

The donated items will be distributed to all 11 Catholic Diocese in Zambia including other Church organisations like Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia and Council of Church in Zambia.