Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda has asked various churches in the country to play an active role in praying for world peace and harmony.
Dr. Kaunda said all church denominations have an important role to play in ensuring that countries in the world always live at peace with each other.
He said this last night in a video recorded message at the Night to honour Israel, an event which was organised by Jerusalem House of Prayer Zambia.
And Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said government recognises and appreciates the pivotal role that the Church plays in promoting peace and unity.
Reverend Sumaili explained that government has upheld the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation and wants to work closely with the church world over to promote peace.
She said government was making strides to ensure that it continues to strengthen bilateral ties between Zambia and Israel, which she said was an important partner.
Rev. Sumaili noted that the two countries are currently enjoying strong relations in most of their sectors of the economy.
She disclosed that President Edgar Lungu’s recent visit to Israel has started bearing fruits as can be seen from the investment which that country had put in the agriculture, health and education sectors.
The Minister cited the construction of Maina Soko military hospital in Lusaka and the construction of schools and health facilities in Kawambwa district as some of the projects that Israel is carrying out in Zambia.
And Israeli Ambassador to Zambia Gershom Kedar reaffirmed his government’s relations with Zambia
Ambassador Kedar has since pledged that his country will increase the number of scholarships for Zambian student who will access education in Israel.
At the same function, Jerusalem House of Prayer- Zambia President Sibusisiwe Zulu said it was important for Zambia to continue to honouring Israel in its quest to uphold the Christianity nation declaration.