Former Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga, says President Lungu and the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) will continue working with different churches in the country.
Officiating at the induction church service for Reverend Oskin Siingwa at All Saints United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Congregation, Mr Mushanga said this is so because the church and political parties serve the same constituents.
He said the ruling PF will continue submitting to the church because it is the voice for the vulnerable and those who may have been forgotten.
The former minister, who is also re-contesting the Bwacha parliamentary seat on the ruling party, noted that the church plays a critical role to ensure peace and unity exist before, during and after an election.
And Mr Mushanga has called for issue based campaigns ahead of the August 12, 2021 presidential and general elections.
He said all political players from both the ruling and opposing parties should remain peaceful and tolerant of each other for peace to prevail during before, during and after the polls.
The former minister also advised Rev Oskin Siingwa to work closely with all the church members in order to realise his calling by GOD.
Meanwhile, Bishop Lastone Chisanga of the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) has urged Rev Siingwa to feed the congregants with the word of God so that the church grows spiritually.
Bishop Chisanga said many are times when the men of the collar have lost the flock because of paying too much attention to themselves at the expense of the congregants.
And Rev Oskin Siingwa said his vision is that the greatness of God will increase in him so that he could grow in service for the development of humanity.