Mwila urges Opposition to take advantage of National Day of Prayer and kick start the delayed dialogue

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Party Secretary General Davies Mwila
Party Secretary General Davies Mwila

The Patriotic Front (PF) has appealed to opposition political parties in the country to take advantage of the National Day of Prayer and kick start the delayed dialogue process.

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila said it is imperative that political parties come back to the negotiating table to address matters affecting the country.

Mr. Mwila explained that the National Day of Prayer offers all political stakeholders an opportunity to forgive and forget and put the country’s interests first.

He said Zambians should come together to pray as a people in order to reconcile and work towards maintaining the peace and unity the country continues to enjoy for the last 54 years.

The PF Secretary General said it is important that all political parties and Zambians participate in the National Day of Prayers which will be commemorated next week on Thursday 18th October.

And the former ruling party, Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) National Secretary, Raphael Nakachinda regretted that politicians have been at the forefront of ridiculing and demeaning the National Day of Prayer due to the insatiable desire to advance political interests.

Mr Nakachinda said the National Day of Prayer gives the country an opportunity to express faith in God and seek divine intervention in the affairs of the nation.

He said there is need to cultivate high levels of maturity for people to pray together and reconcile despite their differences in political philosophies and policies.

He stressed that political stakeholders can use the National Day of Prayer as a stepping stone to revive the national dialogue process.

And when contacted for comment on whether his party would participate in the 2018 National Day of Prayers, opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Secretary General Stephen Katuka referred all queries to his party’s Religious Affairs Chairperson Rev. Kelly Mukonka who was unavailable.

Recently, Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Godfridah Sumaili warned political parties to refrain from stopping their members from participating in the National Day of Prayers, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation because they have no right to do so.

President Edgar Lungu will grace the commemoration of the National Day of Prayer on October 18 in Kabwe while Vice President Inonge Wina will attend the prayers at the National House of Prayer grounds in Lusaka.

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38 COMMENTS

    • Is this one of the conditions pf has set for dialogue to take place? In short they are saying that upnd members should go and kneel and bow down before Babylon for dialogue to take place, trying to humiliate us?

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    • Where is the Nation House of Prayers your Lungu even layed corner stone? You know what I mean, don’t ask twice.
      Promised that the church will be ready for 2018 National day of PF-prayers.
      I want my $500 donation back.
      Styupid idyots…..

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    • What’s wrong with Zambia, you think you pray and everything is fine….. Please wake up.!!!!

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    • The fact that you, Davies Mwila and Raphael Nakachinda, are commenting on this so-called National Prayer Day is political, so you can not blame others. Let the church speak out. You just ignore those who do not want to attend and move on, what is the problem? They have a right not to attend. You don’t need UPND at the prayer day to carb aggressiveness of your cadres, do you?
      Why do these people waste time bitc.h.ing about things that are not important?

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    • Last week they killed a small innocent girl, today they say it’s time to pray. These hypocrites have no shame.

      This year’s prayers will be a huuuge flop.

      People who used to blindly dance for PF have opened their eyes after experiencing economic hardships. We told them, “pray with one eye open as you pray with Lungu & his co-thieves”, but they didn’t want to listen.

      Hunger has no shamwari. Insala ilapama

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    • When you see dull chaps like Mwila encouraging you to do something …be suspicious…to these crooks prayers are just a plot to dupe docile foolish Zambians.

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  1. People are now realising how ungenuine this day and those calling for prayers are.
    You steal,oppress,divide ,show an unforgiving attitude,arrogant posture.
    People don’t have time for such the nation is depressed.

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    • Let the idyots pray for more money in Chagwa’s pockets while they themselves starve. Zambia deserves to be raped by Chagwa and his tandem of thieves.

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  2. God helps those who are prepared to help themselves. No amount of praying will save your soul when deep down, your heart is bubbling with evil deeds. This is a pointless exercise because we should be praying to be good people all the time. Consider building a chapel next to that parliament for politicians to worship and reflect on Sunday, the permanent day dedicated for prayers. Stop brainwashing people in thinking that prayers are the answer to all Zambia’s problems. Hard work pays off and God helps those who dedicate their time and energy to help themselves and others along the way.

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  3. Praying for what? We pray everyday and don’t need a politically induced day of national prayer. Please do not interfere with people’s personal relationships with God. Day of national prayer is where all the thieves congregate to mock God and blindfold all the zambians. True Christians and believers should stay away from this sham gathering. Why should the SG be commenting on this issue instead of the clergy? Like HH said why ask God to solve your self induced problems. God blessed you with brains..use them to solve all these self induced problems. Don’t rush to God for help every time you steal but rather go and repent . Africa prays all the time, on radio, TV, social media, buses, trains and markets, Africans pray but God does not answer them…why? Because they are…

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  4. Plunderers Federation led by their Endemically Corrupt Leader asking for “…divine intervention in the affairs of the nation…”???

    Shameless murderous thieving hypocrites using religion to hide theirs contempt of God’s 10 Commandments behind prayers led by fellow hypocrites?

    There is no Divine intervention which can cleanse your ungodly deeds!!!

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  5. Matthew 7:3-5

    3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye

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  6. LUNGU-MUST-GO

    HH-MUST-GO

    Dialogue is just about these two chaps

    Let pf field in Lubinda or Dr. Chilufya

    Let upendi field in Cornelius Mweetwa. All this dialogue talk will not be there.

    Why should 15million people suffer because of two selfish characters.

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  7. We are wasting time with UPND a party for Satanists, they don’t believe in God but just insulting day and night.All meaningful Zambians,let’s recognise 18th October has Zambians day of national players.

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    • @ Zambian tribe of !mbeciles

      You are right, “…let’s recognise 18th October has Zambians day of national players…”

      Are you by any chance inviting All Mighty to play to the tune of Endemically Corrupt Leader of Plunderers Federation?

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  8. Kikikikiki…indeed it is Zambia’s day of national “players” as one imbecile above has indicated. What a bunch of cretins

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  9. The agenda for the day
    Pray for Finch offices to burn
    Pray for economic growth of more than 6%
    Prat that China cancel all the loans
    Pray that IMF give us a loan to repay China loans
    Pray that Edgar does not get drunk on a daily basis and fcuk the country more
    #Dreamers #Corruption # !d!ots

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  10. @zambian tribe, what measurement did you use to arrive to your conclusion that UPND, is a satanist party? God did not commit judgement to men to judge one another because men judge by human standards, but it is only God who can read the hearts of men. True religion is an individual relationship with God, and no man can know the other man’s relationship with God whether it is true or fake, only God Himself. Luke 6:37, “judged: condemn not, judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”

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  11. Sorry, the verse above should read: “37Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:” Luke 6:37

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  12. Which God do you expect to answer your prayers when you have divided God’s people on tribal grounds. You have failed the major principle of mankind to bind God’s people as one.

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  13. Does not make sense. Just wondering what these guys are made of. Threats after threats over prayers that are really supposed to be voluntary and not compulsory. This thing is trying to be relevant to his paymaster. Muzungu anikonde politics added to church. Ministry of Religious is a comedy of errors indeed. Now we have taken politics to churches at different levels through an irrelevant Ministry. Where on earth do you find such disaster! Even countries with a lot of money to waste cannot have such a Ministry – for what?!!! Now here in Zambia with meagre resources busy creating ma-irrele PF is a great let down indeed.
    Oh I see; Max said “Religion is an opium for the poor” – they want us to continue sleeping while they loot resources and cash through Church Ministry.
    Disaster!!!!

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  14. In the olden days, prayer and religion was used to control the poor masses, PF is doing exactly that. After prayer their will go and feast while the majority will go back to their hard lives

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  15. DO NOT TAKE THE WORD OF GOD IN VAIN. PLEASE BE AWARE OF HYPOCRISY IN THIS COUNTRY. I WISH ALL ZAMBIANS WERE TRUE BELIEVERS AND HAVE SPIRITUAL EYES THEN WILL THEY SEE THE DEPTH OF THIS MARK BEAST 18 OCTOBER CONNECTION.

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  16. The prayers are being politicised already a load of rubbish to hoodwink the vulnerable. Every Sunday or Saturday or Friday people pray, so what has changed? Does praying on the 18 th bring special miracles? Davis please advocate for the petition rather to be heard so that some of us Zambians can have closure as to what took place instead of us assuming.

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