Bishop Chinyemba, OMI
Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has held a media day.
And Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has demanded total impartiality in whatever the commission of inquiry set up to look into electoral violence is going to do or say in the final analysis. Speaking during the ZCCB Media Day in Lusaka on Friday, 4th November, 2016, Bishop of Mongu who is also Bishop Director for Caritas Zambia, Evans Chinyemba,OMI said the inquiry should be premised on healing the nation and not on fixing offenders. Bishop Chinyemba says the country should move forward in unity now that the elections are over. Meanwhile Bishop Chinyemba,OMI, says the media in the country should be allowed to operate freely, stating that intimidation and harassment of the media is not desirable in a democracy. He says if the media is intimidated and closed, injustices will become a norm as they will be no one to expose them. Bishop Chinyemba,OMI has further reminded government that freedom of the press demands respect and protection of the right to obtain and publish information or opinions without government censorship. And ZCCB Secretary General Fr Cleophas Lungu said the church cannot proclaim the gospel without the media adding that the media plays a critical role in shaping the nation and thus should be protected and allowed to freely operate.