UPND secretary general Batuke Imenda has called in other churches to emulate the catholic church and say no to the church empowerment fund which has been introduced during an election campaign period. And the UPND says it is concerned that while offering church empowerment fund, the government in increasing visa fees from K3,230 to K21,210 and permit renewals from K2,200 to K18,550 for missionary priests, sisters and Lay-volunteers. Bishop of the Chipata Diocese, the Right Rev. George Lungu reinforced the position taken by the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB)...

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