President Edgar Lungu says the moral fibre of the Zambian society will be maintained if Christian values are inculcated in the majority of citizens.
President Lungu said it is a well known fact that the Bible is the widely read Book and it speaks about every aspect of life including corruption, hatred and many other vices.
He said the Bible also promotes love and peace adding that it is important that citizens engage with the Bible because it contains values that can build the nation through personal transformation.
President Lungu was speaking Friday evening in a speech read on his behalf by Acting President Dr Ngosa Simbyakula during a dinner organised by the Bible Society of Zambia for Judges and Members of Parliament.
He has since urged the Bible Society of Zambia to continue playing its role in realising the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation through the distribution of scriptures.
President Lungu has since appealed to the Church to support the Bible Society of Zambia in the translation and distribution of the Bibles so that people can be transformed by the renewing of their minds.
He said the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation will only be realised if the Church takes centre stage otherwise the people will find an alternative.
‘I am informed that the Bible Society of Zambia has translated 15 complete Bibles and two New Testament books. This is an achievement in the production of literature in Zambia,’ President Lungu said.
President Lungu however called for the strengthening of the Bible Society of Zambia in its translation capacity of the Bible to reach out to more people and tribes in Zambia.
‘It is for this reason that i wish to appeal to you, As Patron of the Bible Society of Zambia that MP’s and Judges can either become members of the society or contribute generously to support the translation work which takes about 15 years to complete,’ President Lungu said.