May 30, 2023 /Politics/ — Catholic Bishop Alick Banda criticized President Hakainde Hichilema’s press briefing on May 19, 2023, for not addressing the issue of corruption in Zambia. The bishop said that the president’s focus on economic development was “a distraction” from the real problems facing the country. He also called on the president to be more transparent and accountable in his dealings with the public.
Banda’s criticism sparked a controversy, with some people supporting the bishop and others criticizing him. Some people argued that Banda was right to criticize the president, while others said that he was being disrespectful. Continue reading