President Edgar Lungu has called on the church to continue praying for peace in the country.
The President has urged the church to take a central role by praying for politicians and giving them advice.
He says politicians are God’s children and need prayers from the church.
The President was speaking when he addressed congregants at Kyawama new apostolic church in Solwezi on Sunday.
President Lungu added that the Church has a duty to ensure peace prevails in the country.
He reiterated that he has an open door policy to the church and will meet church leaders at short notice to discuss national issues.
President Lungu said he remains a partner for peace with the church.
He said he wants to preside over a peaceful nation and that peace should reside in hearts of Zambians.
President Edgar Lungu is in Solwezi, North Western province to check on developmental projects taking place in the area.
And in welcoming the President, District Elder Patrick Chishinda thanked and encouraged the Head of State for recognising God in his life and for ensuring that his programmes always included church.
Elder Phiri pointed out that the Church has a responsibility to pray for peace to prevail for peace ahead of the August 11th General Elections.
President Lungu will later this morning meet traditional rulers, the Northwestern Council of Elders, party officials and in the afternoon, commission a solar-powered milling plant at Kambazhi.
In the evening, the President will officiate at the United Church of Zambia fundraising dinner.
And Tomorrow, February 22, the President will be in Mwinilunga to commission construction works for the Mwinilunga-Jimbe Road, a project to connect Northwestern Province to the Zesco National Power Grid, and inspect a livestock breeding centre.
Earlier the President told hundreds of people who welcomed him at Solwezi airport at about 08:30 hours this morning that they should not be surprised to see him in the province.
President is accompanied by PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri, party Deputy Spokesperson Frank Bwalya, Mufumbwe Member of Parliament Steven Masumba and Local Government Deputy Minister Dawson Kafwaya and other PF Members that include former UPND Vice resident Richard Kapita.