Government says there is need to hear the views of church organizations from within the National Constitution Conference (NCC) and not from outside.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Kabinga Pande, said church organizations should not express anger but learn to reconcile when they differ over issues.
Mr. Pande, who is also Kasempa area Member of Parliament, said when the church organizations take a stance of not taking part in the NCC, they are expressing anger which is not supposed to be done by people of God.
He said the country needed to hear the views of those who boycotted the NCC, particularly the church organizations, from within and not outside the NCC.
He pointed out that the most significant occurrence that the country experienced in 2006 was the establishment of the NCC.
Mr. Pande proudly noted that the current constitution making process has been the most consultative in the history of the country.
Mr. Pande said this last evening in Kasempa Constituency end of year party in Kasempa district.
Meanwhile, Mr. Pande said Zambians should reflect on how much they have contributed towards the growth of the economy in 2007.
He advised Zambians not to leave the efforts to better the economy of the country to government alone.
He said government is determined to ensure that the economy growth rate moves from a single digit to a double digit, saying only then will the people on the grassroot feel the impact.
Mr.Pande advised Zambians not to give up but to work hard in 2008 to ensure Zambia’s economy further improves.
And in his vote of thanks, a Kasempa resident, Peter Moyo said people of Kasempa Constituency feel humbled and happy to end 2007 on a good note with their area member of parliament.
Mr. Moyo said the come-together end-of-year party organized by Mr. Pande gives the people of Kasempa an opportunity to make their challenges a stepping stone into 2008 and the successes in 2007 as a building stone.