Government has warned the clergy against using the church to gain entry into politics.
Community Development and Social Services Deputy Minister Elijah Muchima says the church should provide direction to the nation and not to oppose it.
Commenting on the composition of the National Constitutional Conference (NCC) delegates, Mr. Muchima noted that those who have refused to participate in the constitution making process are disobedient and should blame themselves.
Mr. Muchima said this in Rufunsa in Chongwe when he officiated at the 10th anniversary of Nyampande Orphanage and Community School that concided with the launch of Chikondi Foundation.
The Deputy Minister maintained that government will go ahead with the NCC but that it is rather dismayed that the church is not doing enough to help government in the constitutional making process.
Mr. Muchima advised the church to rally behind President Levy Mwanawasa as he continues to govern the nation with his good leadership, which has started bearing fruit economically.
Over 500 members NCC registered as participants while some quarters of society among them the Oasis Forum have vowed not to participate in the NCC.