Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo has encouraged all peace loving Zambians to continue standing in the gap for Zambia and promote unity under One Zambia One Nation motto.
Mr Lusambo said the Government is determined to work hard and promote unity, peace and prosperity for our country.
He was speaking in Ndola when he graced the National Day of Prayer and Fasting under the theme; Promoting Reconciliation, Healing and Celebrating Unity in Diversity” for the Copperbelt Province held at the New Apostolic Church in Kansenshi, Ndola.
“I believe that where there is a man to pray, there is a God to answer. Brothers and Sisters, the National Day of Prayer and Fasting last year yielded results in a number of sectors, simply because our God did infact answer us, the bumper harvest, peaceful elections are some of the results of the results we can only attribute to God answering our prayers,” Mr Lusambo said.
He added, “I am confident that today’s prayers offered before God will once again yield results. God shall heal our economy and bless this country once again.”
Mr Lusambo also urged Heads of Government departments to set aside a day at the office where they can meet and pray.
“I would like to take this opportunity to make mention that from this day, I would like to encourage all Heads of Departments to select a day at your work places where staff can meet and have prayers to thank God for Mother Zambia,” Mr Lusambo said.
“His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu on the official opening of Parliament last year declared 18th October a National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance and Reconciliation. It is in this vein of the presidential decree that we are gathered today, not unto known, but by the Grace of Almighty God, to thank the Lord and seek his blessings upon our beloved country.”
“My fellow believers, God Almighty whom we all put our stand, looks at all of us, as one body with different parts. We ought to love one another, forgive one another and celebrate one another. Today is a special day as it offers us a great opportunity to come together in this manner and pray as a family regardless of colour, tribe, race, religion, denomination and political affiliation,” he said.