President Edgar Lungu has challenged Christians to uphold Zambia’s declaration as a Christian nation and use their faith to serve the country.
President Lungu said he expects to see the political landscape in 2021, dominated by Christians in order for parliamentary seats to be filled with believers and God fearing people.
The Head of State said this at Oasis of Love Ministries in Kitwe district on the Copperbelt Province, during the 27th anniversary of the declaration of Zambia as Christian nation.
The 2018 commemorations are being held under the theme understanding the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation, through sustained unity and diversity.
President Lungu said he prays that God will continue to use the office of the Zambian Presidency to glorify the sovereignty of God.
And President paid glowing tribute to the country’s preceding Heads of State for using the Presidency to serve God and the people of Zambia.
President Lungu has also challenged the church to reach out to politicians who are not Christians and minister to them.
He said Zambia needs to have Christian leaders who are capable of overseeing the affairs of the country, with virtue of it being a Christian nation.
ZANIS reports that President Lungu said it is high time Zambians embrace love in their everyday activities, adding that no one can do without love.
The President urged the church to continue praying for political leaders and expressed hope that the national dialogue process will succeed under the guidance of the church.
And the church has praised President Lungu for upholding Zambia as a Christian nation.
Chairperson of the Interdenominational committee Raddy Lewila said the church has enjoyed tremendous blessings, growth and expansion.
Reverend Lewila urged President Lungu to give the commemoration more prominence by allocating resources to finance activities to mark the declaration.
Reverend Lewila also praised the constitutional court for the landmark decision confirming President Lungu’s eligibility to contest in the 2021 presidential elections.
He said government has set a precedent for continued peace and unity in the country.
On 29th December 1991, late Second Republican President Frederick Chiluba dedicated Zambia to the sovereignty of God as a Christian nation.