By ZAMBIA NEWS FEATURES CORRESPONDENT
FATHER Frank Bwalya has moved operations of Change Life Zambia (CLZ) to a new organisation to be called Get Involved Zambia (GIZ).
The former priest who fell out with some his colleagues on Change Life Zambia who claimed that the organisation did not have the position of Executive Director for which Father Bwalya went by, confirmed to Zambia News Features the formation of the new organisation.
“I have not broken away (from CLZ) per se,” Father Bwalya said and explained the genesis of CLZ from which he was left out on the list of directors when it was registered at the Patents and Company Registration Agency (PACRA) just over two years ago.
In an earlier text message, he wrote: “Please be informed that I have formed a different organisation called Get Involved Zambia. So all have moved to this new one. Fr Bwalya.”
Father Bwalya has been embroiled in controversy with the MMD from the time CLZ launched the Red Card campaign to kick out President Rupiah Banda and the MMD in this year’s forthcoming elections.
CLZ directors, John Chilima Kasongo, Laston Chama, Fidelis Chumbu Mbalazi and Paul Mwamba. recently sued Father Bwalya for allegedly illegally holding the position of executive director and using the organisation for political activities. (Read more here)
He was forced to relinquish his position as Catholic Church-run Radio Icengelo station manager and soon after went on sabbatical leave from his pastoral duties at Kitwe’s Ipusukilo parish.
Father Bwalya who has campaigned for the UPND/PF pact, has been accused by MMD supporters of being PF and the Red Card campaign a ploy to campaign for its leader, Michael Sata.
He has recently been accused of fathering a child with a Ndola woman whom she worked with at the radio station but sources told Zambia News Features that he is ready to go for a DNA test to determine the partenity of the child.
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