Kabwe Mayor, Raphael Musonda has appealed to the church to help build the country on a strong spiritual foundation to promote respect for national leaders.
Mr. Musonda said that the growing trend of citizens insulting national leaders was disappointing and needed spiritual intervention hence the need for the church to take an active role to reverse the trend.
He said this in Kabwe yesterday during the ordination of three pastors, three deacons and one social worker at the Rock of Hope Assemblies Ngungu chapel.Mr Musonda noted that if insults are allowed, Zambia is likely to lose respect within Africa and the world over.He expressed worry over the attitude of politicians who fail to support each other and instead spend their time insulting at the expense of discussing developmental issues.
Meanwhile, Mr. Musonda has challenged church leaders to have passion to lead and guide the flock in a manner that would help transform Zambia into a real Christian nation. He said church leaders should always remember that they were called to
serve and provide sufficient information about Christian values.
And in his sermon, Rock of hope Overseer, Bishop Boniface Shonga said that the Christian journey called for continuity despite the many challenges citizens might go through.
Among the church leaders who were ordained included three pastors, James Bowa who is also Kabwe mayor chaplain, Muzionele Manda and Fred Mukubesa while deacons included Richard Mwansa, Rita Mutale and Elizabeth Chunga and Mr. David Simwanza was ordained as a social worker.