Hearts of Mercy Reverend Choongo Phiri has assured members of the Zambia Evangelical Fellowship (EFZ) of full representation at the ongoing national dialogue forum at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
Rev. Phiri said Hearts of Mercy is a member of EFZ and was appointed by the Church mother body to represent it’s members at the forum which is contrary to claims that the EFZ has shunned the national dialogue forum.
She explained to the media in Lusaka today that EFZ wrote letters to the Ministry of Justice which forwarded the request to Cabinet Office where the approval of their participation in the forum was ratified.
The Reverend noted that the ongoing national dialogue forum is an important process that her Church and the EFZ at large cannot afford to stay away from.
She added that Hearts of Mercy is in attendance not just on behalf of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia but to also represent its members who are the majority.
Rev. Phiri said their presence at the forum is to make sure that the constitution that would come out after the dialogue will be good enough to protect the people.
She stated that the EFZ has a lot of beneficiaries from all provinces including churches such as the Catholic, Christian Council and independent Churches.
Rev. Phiri noted that Hearts of Mercy is also representing other Churches that are still growing and cannot manage the costs of affiliating themselves to EFZ or any other Church mother body.