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We need to get rid of bad cultural behaviors – Sumaili

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Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe
Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili at a press briefing flanked by PR Girl Media partners Chishimba Nyambe and Monde Nyambe

Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Godfridah Sumaili says there is need to devise a mechanism that will change certain negative behaviours and cultural traits being practised in certain parts of the country.

Reverend Sumaili said that her ministry has already identified stakeholders that will help in devising the mechanisms and has taken a deliberate move to explore ways of inculcating Christian and national values and principles in the citizenry.

The Minister added that her ministry looks forward to having stakeholders embrace, champion and enforce messages of Christian values and principles, which are guided on the principle of Zambia being a Christian nation.

Reverend Sumaili further commended ministry of chiefs and traditional affairs for the role it is playing in working with traditional leaders in the country as agents of change.

And the Minister observed that the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs was strategically placed for government to effectively implement its programs and policies through enhanced cooperation with traditional leaders as custodians of the people.

Rev. Sumaili said the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs is key and strategic in inculcation national values and principles in society.

She said this when Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Lawrence Sichalwe called on her at her office.

The Minister explained that her ministry is already working with some chiefs who are working with chaplains in helping transform people’s lives through fostering messages of Christian values.

And Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Lawrence Sichalwe thanked the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs for the role it is playing in soliciting to change some long standing traditional beliefs and practices which are in conflict with Christian values and principles.

Mr Sichalwe noted that it is not easy to change people’s long standing practices and behaviour but that messages of change should be embraced and accepted by all well-meaning Zambians.

He however assured of his ministry’s support as it implements its policies and programs.

Mr Sichalwe has further indicated that as a way of helping enforce the implementation of Christian and national values and principles, his ministry will facilitate for the inclusion of such messages during traditional ceremonies.

This is contained in a press statement released to the media by Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Public Relations Officer Chibesa Musukwa.

21 COMMENTS

  1. So all she is planning is to embark on an anti homosexuality crusade or anything concerning sexuality matters. This ministry is a joke.

    • Its christianity that has been conflicting our african cultural practices and tradition for centuries now.
      The Minister left out Corruption on the list.

    • If you mix Christianity with African culture you will be kicked out of your church because Europeans are intolerant of African beliefs. Just ask Bishop Emmanuel Milingo. His attempt at mixing African culture with Roman catholic doctrine was seen as witchcraft. The Christian God apparently rejects African culture. Is this because Africans aren’t part of his humanity?

  2. Indeed, umutwe wa PF chalo chimbi. Sichalwe was caught sharing pono recently which values can he inculcate? 48 flats without an owner isn’t the Zambia we desire. These useless ministers must shut up if they don’t have anything to do. I’m tempted to agree with Kambwili the buffoon, umwine wa chisushi tasaka amate

  3. Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    You mean getting rid of bad cultural behaviours of stinking corruption? Sure start with the 48 townhouses built by the anonymous fairylady.

    What a failed project this Zambia is, concentrating and expending energy on nonsensical issues.

    And who are the so called PR girls Nyambe and Nyambe… what are they and what are they doing with her?

  4. The Minister with nothing to do once again looking to find things to do to keep herself pre-occupied. If you want to change mindset start with government officials.

  5. Whats her comment on corruption? is God okay with corrupt and womanizing leadership?
    Why is she only concerned with SEX?
    Is this not hypocrisy of the worst kind?

    • PF is looking for a distracting story that’s why this bat Godfraih has resurfaced …very soon you will hear that some gay individual has been denied permission to preform in Zambia watch this space…just to get people to turn away from 48 houses

  6. GOD-fidah can you extend your moral preachings to your cabinet meetings and after they have repented and bring back stolen GRZ money, then maybe we can listen to you

  7. (God)Friday, KUWAYAWAYAFYE, whilst fattening her already extended belly on meagre taxpayers resources.
    Useless Chakolwa’s cult cheerleader.

  8. Yes bad culture of stealing by people masquerading as leaders in government as it is the case with miracle flats, fire tenders, ambulances, toll gates, dual carriage way

  9. In this modern era we are living in it is impossible to force people to follow what you think is right cultuurally or christian. People have the ability to choose what please them. We have plenty of uncultured and christian behaviors and tendencies with the EL cabinet and the Rev Musumali has never cautioned but simply issuing statements on the dressing of citizens who they intend to engage with. Even countries that took such moves from way back are slowly changing to adapt to the new era. It is wishing thinking and will only backfire.

  10. It is you and your government that we need to get rid off because your lack of good morals is what is taking this country further back.

  11. this ministry makes good opportunity for cabinet reduction
    Do we have traditional, cultural affairs ministry?

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