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Clergymen will this year see an increase in politicians attending church services-President Lungu

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President Lungu with other Government officials at the Seventh Adventist Church
President Lungu with other Government officials at the Seventh Adventist Church

President Edgar Lungu told Clergymen that this year, they will see an increase in politicians attending church services as part of their campaigns ahead of the 2021 general elections, and urged them not to relent in offering counsel to politicians in its quest to promote peace in the country.

Addressing congregants at St. Mary’s Parish in Kawambwa District of Luapula Province where he attended mass, the President said the clergy should take advantage of the many politicians visiting church service to counsel them.

And St. Mary’s Parish Priest Fr. James Chisanga described the President as a Great Humble Leader owing to his commitment towards reducing poverty as evidenced by the massive investment in Luapula Province.

Fr Chisanga outlined some of the PF government’s record investments in Kawambwa.

Meanwhile, President Edgar Lungu has described the USD $190 million Sunbird Bioenergy Africa project in Luapula’s  Kawambwa District as one of the flagship agricultural projects aimed at lifting thousands of rural households out of poverty.

The president said this on his Facebook page on Sunday after touring the project that the investment will empower rural communities with sustainable jobs that bring about wealth and emancipation of rural Zambians.

He further disclosed that the project, located in Chitondo area of Chief Munkanta’s chiefdom, will require 700,000 metric tonnes of cassava to produce 120 million litres of fuel grade bio ethanol for the government blending programme and a further 36 megawatt of electricity.

“To produce the cassava, the company will require more than 200,000 local farmers to be linked to the company and over 600 direct jobs will be created for Zambians. This will change the economic lives of the people and bring industrialisation to rural areas,” President Lungu said.

20 COMMENTS

  1. “Come yea that are heavy laden and I shall offer you solace” “ I did not come to save the righteous…” let them come in their droves if we can save more lost souls if they can come and confess their sins Christ is calling maybe going forward they can do the right things.

    • Mr. Lungu , stop being a hypocrite and fix the economy. Citizens are barely surviving while you keep globetrotting. I can safely say Lungu is the worst president we have ever had. He has no leadership qualities.

    • Ka “me too” doing what he does best. HH has always been going to church and we know his church – SDA which one is yours? answer us????

    • It is wrong for a kleptocrat government to promote prayer. We think the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. What if the president declared a National Day of stealing because He failed us since he rigged the votes? Zambians would say, “Dununa reverse” That’s how we feel when he promotes prayer.

  2. We are looking to then so that they even become BAD(Born Again and Delivered)we can not despise the working of God,he works in ways that man can not understand.

    • Instead of pretending to pray, they should stop stealing through corruption, then Zambia will be a better country for all Zambians.

  3. Some opposition parties shun day of national prayers and yet when it comes to elections they come to your churches to lie to you..don’t fall for the lies. Pabwato fye

    • That day of National chakuti is only day throughout the whole year that a PF member stays holy for a few hours. We know you hypocrites wait until the True God’s judgment befalls you, you will all be crushed don’t mock God for political expedience.

  4. Lungu, why talk like that seems you were describing yourself. You didn’t want to feel quilty alone so you bring others. You yourself go to church when it’s convenient for you. We can count how many times you have been in church, even there we know there is a bye-election so the visit there is more political than genuine.

  5. Those who read the bible well will know the quote; faith without works is dead. You can attend church, go to confession, kneel down at the alter several times for “political gain” but people of Zambia are not fools. Stop abusing church and just reflect on what you have been doing wrong and change your ways!! We want to see honest, humble, innovative and non- devisive leaders.Get back One Zambia One Nation and stop this compulsive material consumption. Stop stealing from your own people. Empower this Nation …we have enough resourses and scientists!!

  6. But, Zambia is a christian Nation, why shouldn’t people turn to God in times of need, especially when we are approaching General Elections in 2021?

    Why should those given leave to Govern discourage others from praying to God?

  7. HE SAID THIS WHILE ATTENDING A CHURCH SERVICE….. THIS IS WHAT’S WRONG WITH CHRISTIAN FAITH IF YOU GO TO CHURCH AS A POLITICIAN WHY DOES ONE BECOME AN AUTOMATIC GUEST SPEAKER WHY CAN’T IT BE YOU WENT TO CHURCH PRAYED AND WENT BACK HOME LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. BEFORE GOD WE ARE EQUAL DON’T GIVE THE PODIUM TO PEOPLE BECAUSE OF STATUS BECAUSE THEN IT’S NO LONGER ABOUT CHRIST…….

  8. Ba lungu ati shani up to now only two ministers who are actually in your cartel have volunteered how about the rest? Are your people really with you and confident in you?

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