SAINT Gabriel Parish priest Archangel Nkata has asked government to work on the Chipata-Vubwi road which is a dilapidated state.
And Luangeni member of parliament Charles Zulu says the church should criticise politicians so that they do the right things.
During the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of priesthood for Katete’s St John’s Parish priest Fr Bernard Kaluba Zulu at his home village in paramount chief Mpezeni’s area on Sunday, Fr Nkhata said the biggest problem facing the people was the road which leads to
Mwami Hospital and the Chipata-Vubwi.
He said he faced manychallenges when going to the hospital to administer sacraments to the sick.
“Please those of you who sit next to the President, those of you who represent us, please speak for us and repair this road for us. The road which leads to Vubwi is where there is (Mwami) hospital and when going there we face problems. Being someone who listens, we are hopeful that this problem will be sorted out,” Fr Nkhata said.
He said Zulu was one of the most hardworking MPs in the country.
“If there is an MP who frequently tours his constituency, you are the one. Really you visit us and your presence in your constituency is really felt. Thank you and keep it up. You have done a lot of things for the people here in your constituency and also in the Catholic Church and many others,” Fr Nkhata said.
He urged the people of Kaluba village to continue praying for Fr Zulu who clocked ten years in priesthood this year.
Earlier, Zulu urged the clergy to ensure they criticise
politicians when they go wrong so that they do the right things.
“When I go wrong as a politician, you have to criticise me because us politicians we are liars. Father, if I am lying, you should criticise me that’s your work. You stand for the God of justice, you have to advise us and criticise us when we start quarrelling as politicians. You have to bring us together and counsel us, that way we can learn properly,” he said.
Zulu said he was happy that Luangeni had produced many priests, sisters and different people that would contribute towards its wellbeing.
He said he would continue fostering development in the constituency.
In his sermon, Msupadzi Parish priest Fr Bonaventure Kamlewe said priesthood was not as easy as it seemed because there were frustrations, rejections and other challenges.
Fr Kamlewe urged priests to always look to Christ to provide guidance.
He urged parents in Mpezeni area to take keen interest in sending their children to join priesthood or sisterhood.
Other priests who marked 10 years and were present at the event included Fr Lazarous Spoon Mbewe, Fr Nkhata, Fr Jacob Zulu and Fr Lameck Simoya Banda.