President Edgar Lungu today joined congregants at Lubwa United Church of Zambia mission in worshiping God, with a call on the church to pray for the political leaders in the country. The President was accompanied at the service by first Republican President Dr Kenneth Kaunda, Muchinga provincial minister Mwimba Malama, cabinet ministers, senior government and party official.
Speaking after the homily, President Lungu implored the church to continue praying for the political leaders in the country. He explained that the devil has invaded the political area, hence his call to the church to pray for the nation. He encouraged the congregants to embracing the love of God in their hearts. Mr Lungu explained that Christianity is not about going to church or carrying the bible but living the life of Christy.
Meanwhile President Lungu has today declared Lubwa mission a national monument. Mr Lungu said he decided to declare Lubwa Mission as a national monument cause of the rich historical back ground the place holds. He further explained that many children will learn a lot about Zambia’s struggle for independence from the site when they visit the place. President Lungu said he will ensure that a Gazette notice is issued to formalize the declaration of Lubwa national monument.
The United Church of Zambia in Chinsali district of Muchinga province have commended government for continuing implementing developmental projects initiated by the late Republican President Michael Sata. Lubwa mission United Church of Zambia Reverend in charge Joseph Kabaso said the church was delighted with government for continuing with developmental projects started by Mr Sata.
Reverend Kabaso cited the construction of the Paul Mushindo university being constructed in honour of Reverend Mushindo as one of the projects initiated by President Sata. He said once the structure is completed it will up lift the face of Lubwa mission to its former glory. Reverend Kabaso also pointed out that the tarring of the Lubwa road once completed will open up the area for development.
Meanwhile the United Church of Zambia Lubwa mission says there is urgent need to rehabilitate the Lubwa clinic which is in a deplorable State. Reverend Kabaso disclosed that one block at the clinic has been closed because of the poor state of the infrastructure.
And Dr Kenneth Kaunda has thanked President Lungu for his humility in congregating with locals in Lubwa. He urged the President to continue his predecessor Mr Sata‘s zeal in developing Zambia. Dr Kaunda said it pleasing that the construction of the university is progressing well. He urged the people in Chinsali to work together with the President in developing the country.
Meanwhile President Lungu in accompany with the former president Dr Kenneth Kaunda visited the burial site Of Dr Kaunda’s parents at Lubwa.
And Nyampande Secondary School and Orphanage President John Mambo says President Lungu’s call on the Church to pray for political leaders in the country is long overdue.
Bishop Mambo in an interview in Lusaka today said President Lungu’s call on the church to pray for leaders is long overdue as that is what is expected.
The clergyman said it was the role of the church in the country to pray for political leaders so that God guides them in the running of the affairs of the country for the benefit of especially people at grassroots level.
He added that the church in the country should take the frontal role as a peace maker by continually praying for politicians