An opposition civic leader in Monze District says today’s National day of prayers united the country for further development.
Monze Central ward councillor Barnabas Chiiya said the now national prayer day has helped unite the country across political, religious background and bring the much needed development.
Mr. Chiiya also said that while prayer was needed to bring about unity in the country there was also need for concerted efforts by the
government to embark on measures aimed at revamping the battered economy.
“ In as much as prayer definitely bring about unity, reconciliation and peace there is also need for this government to double efforts
aimed at revamping our ailing economy because honestly speaking prayer alone is not the only panacea to our economic problems,” said
The civic leader was speaking to ZANIS shortly after the event held at Mulumbwa Park in Monze, district, today
He also envisaged a peaceful, corruption, violence free country after today’s national prayers adding that he hope to see more
resources dedicated to needy areas of the economy and reduction on unnecessary expenditures.
And Monze District Commissioner Mr. Cyprian Hamayanga has expressed happiness at the large turnout of people adding that those
who shunned the event missed a lot of messages of good hope for themselves and the country at large.
Mr. Hamanyanga expressed hope that the after today’s National Day of Prayers, there would be significant positive change in the manner
politics in the country was conducted.
Meanwhile, Patriotic Front (PF) District Chairman Gilbert Mwila said the PF would like to see genuine forgiveness, reconciliations, no
political violence from now on.
“As PF we have always been saying that if we cannot agree among ourselves let us agree with God and for us in PF we want to see true
forgiveness, reconciliation, and peace in the way we do politics in this country,” said Mr. Mwila.
The event in Monze attracted a number of people from different religious denominations, political parties while some opposition political parties were conspicuously absent at the event.