UPND's One Year in Government - CARITAS Zambia Review

Hakainde Hichilema's Inauguration as Zambia’s 7th Republican President – Picture Curtesy of media Sources

UPND's One Year in Government - CARITAS Zambia Review


“Amen, I say to you, insofar as you did it for one of these least of my brothers (and Sisters), you did it for me.” (Mt 25: 40)

PRESS RELEASE: 28th August 2022

President Hakainde Hichilema and Vice President Mrs. Mutale Nalumango took over leadership of former president Edgar Lungu led patriotic front, at a time when the world was reeling from a global pandemic, and an economy under severe stress, in addition to a mounting debt crisis. These economic challenges combined have continued to cause both high levels of Poverty and inequality in the country. During campaigns, the new dawn Government assured the citizens of returning to its development trajectory and economic prosperity, Country with a development that considers the inclusion of all citizens, leaving no one behind. Furthermore, the UPND promised that it would invest in the people to cultivate a human resource base, putting ample resources to preserve the welfare of the citizens without discrimination and provide health care, education, and investments in agriculture and mining.

This statement on the UPND's first anniversary is informed by the Churches' prophetic role that inspires it to speak out on behalf of the poor and marginalized in society. Guided by values of the dignity of every person, solidarity, the common good and subsidiarity,  we make this analysis, in order to contribute to the search for solutions to the current crisis, hoping that Government will address the areas of concern that need attention.

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Caritas Zambia is a Catholic Organisation that is an integral structure of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). The Conference of Bishops is a permanent grouping of Bishops of a given nation or territory that jointly exercises certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of their territory. This is done for the sake of effective evangelisation. To promote the principle of the common good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programmes of the apostolate which are fittingly adapted to the circumstances of the time and place, is the role of Bishops.