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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Zambians urged to embrace a reading culture

General News Zambians urged to embrace a reading culture

Minister of Guidance and Religious Affairs Hon. Godfridah Sumaili during the 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
Minister of Guidance and Religious Affairs Hon. Godfridah Sumaili during the 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Government says it wants to increase knowledge levels on Christian and national values and principles so that people can meaningfully engage in the country’s development.

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Godfrida Sumaili says her Ministry appreciates efforts by people to promote and mainstream Christian and national values and principles for the social transformation of the country.

The Minister said Zambia as a Christian nation with values based in the bible should encourage the culture of reading in its citizens.

The Minister said this in a speech read for her by Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Chief Planner, Mumba Tembo during the launch of the book entitled, ‘Why Me’ written by Bishop Frederick Phiri.

She noted that the book is intended to enable the readers to fine tune their minds and understand why God allows complex and tragic events to happen to people.

And Author of the book, Frederick Phiri said the book aims at encouraging people not to lose hope but make right decisions to attain success.

Bishop Phiri said he was inspired to write the book so that he can share what God has revealed to him during his 26 years of ministry.

He encouraged other clergy men and women to share God’s revelations with the world by writing books for the next generations.

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  1. 1st of all get rid of the ministry of religious affairs and use those monies to buy books,desks and pay some few teachers. That’s the way to embrace and grow a reading culture.

    • It starts by purging graft and corruption.

      Also the budget allocation is laughable

      Looks like you are beating against the wall my dear…

      We are approaching this too simplistically. It takes more than this…

  2. Abolish this useless ministry and allocate more money to the ministry of education to grow the education sector through scholarships and institution building. Cut back from ministerial emoluments as Hon. Kakubo revealed we have allocated the least to education – way below acceptable benchmarks by the UN/AU This thieving cabal of ministers have priorities backwards. What can you expect from Chitotela and Kampyongo except to demand corrput cuts on government projects???? They should never have spent US$68 Millionon a plane, but channelled the money to education.

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