Ministry of Information and Media Permanent Secretary, Kennedy Kalunga, says government will continue to work with the church in improving the welfare of citizens in the country.
Mr Kalunga says government will do so through providing opportunities to citizens, especially the young people.
He says young people in the church should form cooperatives in order for them to access some of the empowerment programmes that the government is providing.
Mr Kalunga said this when he officiated at the enrollment service for the Boys Brigade Company at St. Mathews’ United Church of Zambia (UCZ) congregation in Lusaka today.
He further said government will remain committed to providing opportunities for the boy child in order for them to realise their dreams.
And St. Matthews’ UCZ Olympia Congregation Reverend, Aaron Simukonda, said there is need to empower and protect the boy child as he too is in danger just like the girl child.
Rev. Simukonda observed that the boy child needs to be protected from bad vices such as sodomy, which is on the rise in the country.
He also encouraged parents to inculcate good morals and values in their children so that they can grow up in the fear of the God.