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All church denominations are equal-President Hichilema

General News All church denominations are equal-President Hichilema

President Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia shall continue to be a Christian nation with no particular church denomination being superior to another.

President Hichilema said his administration will engage all the churches and other religions to work together in deepening the actualisation of Zambia as a Christian nation.

ZANIS reports that the Head of State was speaking today during a worship and thanks giving church service at State House grounds in Lusaka which was organised by the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church for the new leadership in the country.

Mr. Hichilema was accompanied to the church service by his wife Mutinta and children Chikonka, Miyanda and Habwela.

President Hichilema, who sang a hymn in Tonga, said no Zambian should feel alienated and called for forgiveness, reconciliation, love, unity and faith in God.

The President said the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church, where he belongs, will not be superior to other churches despite him attending the first church service in his Presidency on a Sabbath.

“It doesn’t mean the Adventist Church is superior to other churches. The body of Christ is one,” said President Hichilema.

The President said there has been a perception that churches are divided.

He said he will be inviting other church denomination and religions to State House on a regular basis for church services.

Mr. Hichilema has since urged the church to pray for his leadership and the country so that God can guide his administration in serving Zambians and creating a better country for all.

President Hichilema said he has no plan to avenge the many injustices he and many other Zambians suffered under the Patriotic Front (PF) regime.

“We are not here for vengeance, we are not here for retribution, we are not here to fix anyone. We are here to reunite the country and make it better,” said President Hichilema.

The Head of State has meanwhile asked Zambians to be a little patient as he continues to constitute his Cabinet which will reflect the country.

“Be patient, we are methodical, we are organised, the Cabinet will reflect the country and you will be proud of it and what we will do to make Zambia better,” he said.

Mr. Hichilema said Zambia is endowed with a lot of natural resources but good leadership has been missing to unlock the potential the country has.

He said his first few days in government has revealed to him that the country’s coffers are empty hence the need to cultivate good usage of the country’s resources.

Mr. Hichilema warned those that will be appointed to Cabinet that it will not be a pleasure station for them but a platform for hard work to improve the lives of Zambians especially youths who voted for change.

President Hichilema said his government has an urgent duty to provide clean drinking water in villages to ease the burden of many rural women.

And in delivering a sermon, Pastor Hamilton Mulendema implored Christians and Zambians alike to never look down on anybody because God is a game changer for those that believe in him.

Pastor Mulendema has urged President Hichilema to appoint men of integrity and moral fibre into his Cabinet.

Meanwhile, president of the Southern Zambia Union Conference of the SDA, Harrington Akombwa urged the Head of State to accelerate development in arrears to all parts of the country.

18 COMMENTS

  1. flag 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 Honeybee

    Mate, you are a president and not a Pastor or Bishop or something. Attend church in your own personal capacity and if you are not a church minister, don’t go speak or preaching there at church as you are not qualified. Stop this f00lish stuff and bring about meaningful change to the presidency.

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  2. flag 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 Honeybee

    Please stop this Zambian [email protected] of mixing religion with secular form of government. You can pray as an individual but when it comes to the Presidency, you should govern for all citizens in the nation, some of them are non believers; others are Hindus; Muslims; etc. So how do you run an inclusive government with this ‘church’ stance? We condemn those who run their countries by Sharia Law, this is no different.
    I thought HH will draw the line and stop these fake Prophets proliferation from seeking favours from the govt.

  3. Church is a personal choice, that is why imposing it on people has brought about confusion. Church and State are separate.

  4. Where is this coming from….thought you will be talking about job creation…now you’ve become a pastor….yes all church denominations are equal we all know that…is this why you were running for President to come and start lecturing us about churches…where is your cabinet…

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  5. Are Hindus ,muslims,buddhists and unbelievers in Zambia equal too Bwana HH ? Zambia is one nation,many faiths.

  6. If so we were not supposed to see your church at state house. How do they even have this courage to come and organize a full session from state house?
    If anything CCZ was the one supposed to have had organized that and gather with all other religious leaders in the country. Stop the fuss HH.

  7. THIS IS NONSENSE
    ALL CHURCHES ARE NOT EQUAL
    YOU HAVE DECLARED ZAMBIA A CHRISTIAN NATION
    YOU BETTER UP YOUR GAME SOON AND CONCENTRATE ON MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES

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  8. HH was being challenged to state his position on Zambia being a Christian nation. You all know how the opposition & the Kai.Za.ar Zu.lus of this world were attacking HH regarding his faith and you know which tags were placed on him. Now that he tries to clarify his position and future of Zambia as a Christian Nations, certain f.uuls are again on LT blaming and accusing him of being a pastor. This is his first church attendance as a president and it was the right place for him to assure the nation that Zambia continues to be a Christian Nation and that all churches are equal. I think this was brilliant and done at the right time and right place. For many of you above who are blaming him, please, re-think your accusations OR you don’t know what you are talking about. SIMPLE !

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  9. #4  Saulosi 
    August 29, 2021 At 4:37 pm

    “Where is this coming from….thought you will be talking about job creation..”

    Iwe ,.,….

    just watch and learn how serous people work…….

    you are too used of drunken pronouncements……..

    ” 500,000 jobs by years end…”

    ” 1 million jobs/pa ” ……bla bla bla…..

    It’s zambia forward from here on……

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  10. Looks like he will create another religious ministry for his wife….when he was in opposition he didn’t like churches…..hahahaha the reality is finally settling in….Governing a country is no kids play…now the messiah has finally repented and is ask God to create employment for the 2 million youths that voted for him….Bola yakosa

  11. SOME OF US KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE TALKING ABOUT
    WHEN IT COMES TO CHURCHES AND POLITICS THEY LIVE IN DIFFERENT WORLDS

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  12. The spirit of the Antichrist accepts all religions and wants to make them 1…. I don’t say , the man is an Anti christ I said the spirit of The Antichrist

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  13. I agree with general kanene. During the campaign period, HH was demonised as an anti-Christ who, once entrusted with power to rule this country, he was likely to amend the constitution to allow ungodly things like permitting homosexual acts, etc. What the president is doing now is to dispel such allegations and assure the Zambian people that our country will remain a Christian nation. I find absolutely nothing wrong with what he is doing. My hope, however, is that having thus made an assurance that we shall remain a Christian nation, the president can proceed to deal with the more important issues of revamping the economy,

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