Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili cutting the ribbon whilst Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Katongo Chifwepa helps during the Launch of it's 2018-2021 Strategic Plan at Mulungushi International Conference Centre yesterday 25-04-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS
Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili cutting the ribbon whilst Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Katongo Chifwepa helps during the Launch of it’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan at Mulungushi International Conference Centre yesterday 25-04-2018. Picture by ROYD SIBAJENE/ZANIS

The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) in Luangwa has appealed to government to quickly decentralize the Ministry of Religious Affairs and National Guidance to districts.

Rev. Maketo Matongo said decentralizing the ministry to districts will give the church an opportunity to seek guidance on religious matters within the district and coordinate well with the ministry.

He has observed that the absence of the ministry in the district is a disadvantage both to the church and government as there is no link between the church and government at district level.

The reverend said this last Friday when members of the Luangwa District Church Ministers’ Fellowship paid a courtesy call on Luangwa District Commissioner (DC), Ngoni Moyo at his office.

And Luangwa DC said government has already embarked on the exercise of decentralizing the ministry to provinces and districts.

Mr. Moyo said the ministry has established offices in all the provinces as part of the decentralization exercise and will soon extend the exercise to districts.

He has since appealed to the clergy in the area to continue coordinating and working together with his office on religious and developmental issues as the district awaits the presence of the ministry in the area.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Just close this ministry, a waste of tax payers money. This woman has even got the guts to say that if you vote for PF it is the same like voting for Jesus, that blasphemy!!!! Ichichine chi minister chalisuba ama jaribu

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    • 1. What are the performance targets of this Minister? and is her salary the same as that of other ministers?
      2. What area of governance will suffer if we don’t have such a minister?
      3. Is there a constitutional Provision for such a ministry? If so what does it identify as the duties ?
      4. What qualifications are required to hold civil service positions in this ministry?
      5. Do women wear mini skirts and tight jeans or revealing tops in this ministry?
      6. What the relationship of this ministry with institutions of worship?
      7. what job does this minister do everyday she wakes up?
      8. What’s the gay and Lesbian policy of this ministry?
      9. Can a member of the Jehovah’s Witness church or LGBTI people be employed in this ministry?
      10. How big is this ministry?

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  2. Create more jobs for the men of God. I wonder whether this Ministry saves a purpose especially at a time as this when the country really needs austerity measures . But as usual the PF is a listening govt and will decentralize the ministry to reward more fake pastors with jobs, real losers are ordinary Zambians in need of basic services from the Govt.

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  3. That is the motive, more cost to the taxpayer.

    Besides, he is not making sense. What religious guidance does a bona-fide church need from a government ministry? Where did he train?

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  4. How about we concentrate on innovation and skills for our children and leave religious matters as a weekend activitity.

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  5. The church wants guidance from government? Governments are not spiritual mwebantu. Aren’t you losing direction?

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  6. Scrap it out, it is not wealthy it. It is draining resources . This lady Goldfred, she is as evil as a chimpanzee. Mu church mwakufisaminafye. Kalilofye.

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  7. Ba Mrs chifwepa, she is the one who does all these jobs, yenafye uyu so called Rev. Kwendaukafye.
    She knows no thing . Afolafye ishalutu. Scrape it now. Demit

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