The Association of Catholic Parliamentarians in Zambia has resolved to use its legislative privileges to defend social justice and improve the livelihood of people.
Association Chairperson Professor Nkandu Luo who is also Minister in charge of Higher Education says the catholic Parliamentarians will ensure that they support the legislation that promotes wealth creation and eradication of poverty.
’’ We discussed the issue of poverty and how we need to realign policies to ensure that they point to wealth creation, we also spoke about conflict and what we can do to ensure that this vice is completely eradicated,’’ She said.
She was speaking in Addis Ababa, when she together with three other Catholic cabinet Ministers transited from Rome where they also met with Pope Francis.
The others were Lands Minister Jean Kapata, Minister in the Office of the Vice President Syvia Chalikosa and Central Province Minister Sydney Muchanga.
She disclosed that an Icon that has been blessed by Pope Francis will be circulated in some African Parliaments including Zambia.
This is according to a statement issued by the First Secretary for Press & Tourism at the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Inutu Mwanza.