President Edgar Lungu yesterday morning led hundreds of congregants from Kamwala Reformed Church in a fundraising walk towards the completion of a multi-purpose hall under construction.
President Lungu walked with the congregants from the freedom statue up to the premises of the Reformed Church in Zambia in Kamwala area to raise funds to complete the construction of the K15 million church project.
Business came to a standstill in Kamwala business centre as the President approached shop owners and motorists for donations.
Many residents jousted to catch a glance of President Lungu collecting donations from motorists and shop owners.
The Head of State was accompanied by the First Lady Esther Lungu, Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo, Minister of Religious Affairs and National Guidance Godfridah Sumaili, Minister of Justice Given Lubinda, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya, Senior government and party officials.
And President Edgar Lungu has called for closer collaboration between the church and government.
President Lungu said working closely with church is cardinal in fostering national unity and development in the country.
He reaffirmed government’s commitment to engaging the church on matters that pertain to governance.
President Lungu said the church’s role is to pray for the nation and offer guidance to political leaders.
The Head of State said this when he graced the Reformed Church in Zambia (RCZ) fundraising walk for the construction of the Multi-purpose hall.
He implored RCZ not to relent in praying for leaders in government and those in the opposition arena.
President Lungu saluted the RCZ leadership for their efforts and dedication towards the construction project.
He noted that the magnitude of the project calls for personal sacrifice from both leaders in RCZ and ordinary members.
President Lungu assured the congregants of government’s continued support as the church endeavors to advance the work of God.
The Head of State expressed optimism that the completion of the Multi-purpose hall will provide enough worship space for congregants.
And RCZ Resident Minister, Daniel Daka thanked President Lungu for accepting to officiate at the event.
Rev. Daka said the presence of the Head of State was humbling before the children of God.
The Clegyman urged President Lungu to continue looking to God as he governs the country.