Kitwe District Commissioner Chanda Kabwe has appealed to Kitwe residents to turn up in numbers for National Prayers on October 18 regardless of their political affiliation.
Mr. Kabwe says the prayers are a national event which all should attend following its declaration by President Edgar Lungu last year.
He says October 18 is meant for prayers and worshipping God and not for politics.
Speaking in an interview with ZNBC News, Mr. Kabwe says prayers in Kitwe will be held at the Copperbelt University in the Multipurpose Hall starting at 08:30 hours.
The District Commissioner has also called on chain stores and other retail outlets to release their employees for national prayers.
And Mabumba Parish Priest, Patrick Kabaso of Mansa district has urged Zambians to remain steadfast in prayers.
Father Kasabo says there can only be one leader at a time and citizens have a duty to pray for President Edgar Lungu and his administration so that the country overcomes its economic challenges.
The clergyman was speaking when he delivered a sermon at a Church service in Mansa this morning which was also attended by Mansa Central Member of Parliament Dr Chitalu Chilufya.
Father Kabaso further encouraged Zambians to pray for those in the opposition in order for them to have God’s guidance in the affairs of the country.
He said elections are over and now it’s time for all politicians to rise above divisions and preach peace in the spirit of one Zambia one nation.
Father Kabaso also thanked Dr Chilufya and the PF government for prioritising provision of health services in Luapula district.
Dr. Chilufya is in his constituency to check on developmental projects and address meetings in the area.