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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Lungu urges Church to generate income

Headlines President Lungu urges Church to generate income

President Edgar Lungu has urged the Church to venture in income generating activities that will help meet the needs of their people.

The President says it is imperative that the Church engages in income generating activities to fund their programmes especially that support from outside has been dwindling over the years.

The Head of State said such ventures will help in complimenting government efforts in meeting the needs of the people such as health and education.

He said while it is the responsibility of the government to provide for the people, resources are becoming scarce making it difficult for government to meet the needs of all people.

The President was speaking when he officiated at the 80 year (Oak Jubilee) celebration for the St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Church Regiment Parish in Woodlands held under the under the theme, “Baptised and Sent: The Church on the Mission, 80 Years of Evangelisation at Regiment Parish (1939 – 2019)”

President Lungu said he was happy that the Church was running the Mulele Mwana Skills Training Center and said government will support any church that has programmes aimed at helping to meet the needs of the people.

He advised the Church not to get engrossed in what government can do for them but see what they can do to help the government.

President Lungu reiterated that the church and government share the same constituency hence the need for close collaboration in serving the people well.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. One of the biggest talents Lungu has is issuing statements that have zero impact on anything important like the economy. He is in this kama bubble where reality is not allowed inside, the nitwit.

  2. Well said but the Catholics are already on it unless you want them to double down. It is timely for some “Chase the Devil Ministry” to heed that call. Allow churches to explore farming.
    Only dull characters will dispute that timely advise.

  3. Government is meant to serve the people not visa versa. How does ECL expect people to have access to resources if the Government is finding difficult to get resources. Another useless statement from our visionless President.

  4. Uyu mudala, ene fyonse ni pali money.
    That guy came here tin America to generate money to build PF’s church, we dont know where money went.

  5. Same constituency, but different agendas! Lungu only cosies towards the church to gain political mileage. He pushes the religious card to gain a foothold amongst the reverent. Unfortunately, those with eyes to see like archbishop Telesphore Mpundu can see the government of thieves plundering the country blind!

  6. Bwana Lungu the church is NOT a business its a purely religious organization.Jesus would be so disappointed with you.

  7. And he thinks this is advice! Yaba ba Pulezidenti bathu! The church is not a profit making venture. Naiwe Thorn in the flesh understand that income generating activities that will help meet the needs of people should be facilitated by government not church. The church is purely interested in my spiritual salvation not in my financial salvation

  8. The Church ( Pentecostals) are a business and generating lots of money from members. But unlike the Catholics, Aventists and Salvation Army the pentecostal churches spend money on the Pastors or Chief Apostle. That is why you find pastors like Zimakando owning jets and mansions but no hosptals nor schools.

  9. Black people are mentioned in both the old and new testament of the Bible.With Jesus beginning his life among blacks by spending his childhood in Egypt.And jesus ending his life among blacks.Simon a Cyrenian(a black man)carrying Jesus’s cross.The legendary queen of Sheba in the old testament was also an Ethiopian(black).Peter Carlos Hinds.

  10. Well if academics are all for the queens English.Then they like the queen could travel by horse and carriage too.Peter Carlos Hinds.

  11. Christmas is not about Europe and Santa Claus.It is about Israel and it’s king Jesus Christ.Peter Carlos Hinds.

  12. So that you tax them to help pay back the Chinese loans that you borrowed, anywhere to make a buck to pay back debt, useless worst president on earth….. Scatter teeth

  13. Sunday the day Lungu pretends to be humble, yet this a filthy Mukula thief is ripping the country off natural resources!

  14. This is the most important thing that the President has ever said. I support his ideas and it should be championed in most churches. Missionaries always created income generating projects of good cause such as hospitals, schools, universities, technica and skills trade institutions from time emomorial. Well done sir, on this one I give you credit.

  15. SIR YOU AS THE PARTY IN GOVERNMENT HAS MILKED US DRY WITH ALL SORTS OF FUNNY TAXES AND A BROKEN DOWN ECONOMY WHICH HAS CAUSED INFLATION LEADING TO HIGH COMMODITY PRICES, NOW YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE CHURCH TO JOIN IN BY FINISHING US OFF, BECAUSE THE ONLY WAY A CHURCH CAN GENERATE INCOME IS TO FALL BACK ON THE MEMBERS WEATHER THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS OF WHATEVER THAT PROFIT WILL BE MILKED FROM THE VERY MEMBERS YOU AS GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY MILKED DRY, SIR WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION.

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