President Edgar Lungu has urged Christians in Zambia not to relent in praying for peace and unity in the country.
And United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Copperbelt region Bishop, Sydney Sichilima says his church was happy that President Lungu’s language was that which promoted peace, love and unity in the country.
President Lungu said Zambians observed that God has been very gracious on Zambia as a country because of Christians’ consistent prayers and petitions sent to Him.
Zambia is food secure even at the time when many neighbouring countries are facing hunger due to poor rainfall in the last season because of petitioning God, he said.
He further noted that the efforts of Christians have resulted into Zambia enjoying peace while other countries have faced wars.
Mr. Lungu said the culture of insults, vulgar language and violence among political parties will come to an end once politicians begin to genuinely fear and worship God.
The President said this when he attended a church service at the Kabundi Kapisha United Church of Zambia (UCZ) congregation in Chingola, today.
And President Lungu has said government will allow all political parties to freely campaign through holding rally around the country, television channels and in Newspapers.
He said as a democratic, he will not hinder any political party from being heard by the Zambian people.
Earlier, United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Copperbelt region Bishop, Sydney Sichilima says his church was happy that President Lungu’s language was that which promoted peace, love and unity in the country.
Bishop Sichilima said the President was humble and his language was that of a leader.
“The love you have shown is a magnet that draws all of us to you and people will follow you the way multitudes followed Jesus Christ,” he said.
He reiterated that politicians will exercise civility in the campaigns once they begin to fully believe in God.
And Reverend Stephen Simumba said in his homily that President Lungu’s good works will redeem him from those who speak ill against him.
Rev. Simumba, who entitled his homily as, ‘Show your works’, said any person who does good works attracts the attention of God.
He has since warned politicians against ascending to power through violence and shedding of blood in a peaceful country such as Zambia.
“I want to implore all political leaders here that do not ascent to power on the blood of Zambians. If you ascend to power through bloodshed, God will hold you accountable,” he said.
The clergyman said everyone’s fate was in God’s hands hence the need to ensure that people do the right things in their lives.
Rev. Simumba further urged politicians to base their campaigns on issues that affect Zambians and how they will improve people’s living standards.
He also prayed for President Lungu to prosper in his leadership.
Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge, Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda, Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili were also present in church.