PRESIDENT Lungu says he will soon propose to Cabinet to endorse nationwide prayers and fasting for Zambia’s 51st independence anniversary on October 24.
Mr Lungu said the prayers and fasting are aimed at fostering peace and love in the nation in view of the political tension that has characterised some by-elections.
The President said this here yesterday when he addressed congregants at Kisasa Evangelical Church where he attended a church service.
“There is room for love, decency and sobriety in politics. Do not allow yourself to go into violence. Let us carry Christ in our hearts and show his love outside. Let’s not leave his love in church.
“If we carry Christ everywhere, we will have tolerance and peace everywhere regardless of our political affiliation and ethnicity,” Mr Lungu said.
He said there is need for people to spend more time with the Lord as “God’s time is the best”.
The President said he is happy to interact with the people of North-Western Province.
He underscored the need for unity under his leadership.
“This is why I came with a message of unity after being elected as President because the country was polarised and that is why I visited areas where I was not elected to embrace everyone so let us remain focused and united.
“I pray for a time when Zambia will truly be a Christian nation by uniting and loving one another,” Mr Lungu said.
He also called for a stop to “bickering” and focus development.
And President Lungu said he intends to meet First Quantum Minerals (FQM) management at Kalumbila mines to strategise how the newly created Kalumbila district administration will be housed.
“This will happen from this year and we will have a fully-fledged administration in due course,” Mr Lungu said.