Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe is concerned with the misuse of social media by posting negative statements, which are not helping the economy.
Mrs. Mwanakatwe says Zambians must instead use social media for business, school and preaching love which is key for social and economic development.
Speaking during a Church service to Mark the 49th Anniversary of Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Lusaka’s Mtendere township today, Mrs. Mwanakatwe said the church plays a cardinal role to government’s operations.
The Minister has also asked the Church to pray for her as she presents the 2019 National Budget on Friday.
And Mary Queen of Peace Parish Priest Bryson Phiri has called for unity among Zambians despite their difference in political opinions.
Father Phiri said unity within a country can influence the direction on which its economy can go.
He said Zambia needs maintain its peace so as to continue being a shining example to the outside world.
Mrs Mwanakatwe has since pledged to buy 10 of the 20 remaining benches for the church.