Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili says Government is determined to see Zambia united and the Christian nation status actualised.
Mrs Sumaili said institutions like Scripture Union should join hands and help government in taking advantage of Zambia being a Christian nation by preaching the word of God to unite the country.
ZANIS reports that the Minister said her ministry and the Scripture Union have been given a mandate of preaching peace in the nation by evangelising the word of God.
She was speaking in Lusaka today when she officially flagged 15,000 daily power books to be distributed to learning institutions.
The Minister also donated K10, 000 cheque to kick start the distribution exercise.
And Mrs. Sumaili stated that society has a critical role in shaping the future and direction of children.
The Religious Minister noted that adults and elderly people in Zambia have a duty to ensure they inculcate good morals and behaviours in children.
She said young people are at high risk of being swayed and engage themselves in bad vices of excessive beer drinking, taking illicit drugs and become disobedient because society has neglected them.
And Scripture Union of Zambia (SUZ) Board Chairperson, Alistair Kambobe disclosed that the Union has targeted school youths by reshaping them into responsible adults as they grow.
Bishop Kambobe noted that the country cannot be united and transformed if children are left behind as they are the future leaders.
Meanwhile, SUZ Resource Mobilisation Chairperson, Steve Ndubeni disclosed that the Union is scouting for K51, 000 shortfall to execute the distribution exercise to all parts of the country.
The flagging off ceremony held at Lusaka Girls Secondary School was witnessed by SUZ Vice Chairperson, Chikelwa Kampeshi, SUZ National Director, Womba Lukwesa, renowned clergyman Bishop Christopher Sichilima and for SUZ Board Chairperson, Margaret Siwale.
Last year, the Union distributed 10,000 biblical books to primary and secondary schools in districts and provinces of Zambia as way of reaching out the gospel to the children.