Caritas Zambia Executive Director, Mr. Samuel Mulafulafu has employed the government to do within its powers to raise the living stands of Zambians and not leave it to the Church do it on its behalf. He said this at Caritas Media Day held on Thursday, 09 July 2015 at Kapingila, in Lusaka Zambia.
Mr. Mulafulafu said: ‘Although the pastoral mission of the church is to assist in the integral development of human person, it should be more in advocacy to move the state to do what they are supposed to do than providing necessities for Zambians.’
‘The principle duty player that must play his or her role that is the government,’ Mr. Mulafulafu said. He further added that the government has the means available to set institutions such as schools and hospitals to alleviate poverty. ‘We pay taxes; they collect money from natural resources. That is the duty of the government to set up various institutions,’ he said.
‘The Church cannot solve all the problems of Zambians, education, health. It will do what it can within its power and resources. The Church is also limited in its resources….. Under great sacrifice and partnership with the benefactors, the Church is doing its best,’ Mr. Mulafulafu said.