Kabwe District Commissioner, Patrick Chishala, has commended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kabwe for supplement government efforts in providing improved sanitary conditions and enhancing communication levels in the district.
Mr. Chishala said the SDA Church has been a reliable partner to government in areas of health and education for many years.
He said this today when he launched an in-house quarterly magazine published by the Kabwe Central SDA Church, entitled “The Revival”.
The magazine, which is aimed at disseminating information that pertains to both the church members and the general public, is selling at KR25 per copy.
The first publication was on 12th December 2012. The number of copies has since grown to over 150 presently.
“Many are the times when I have seen the Dorcas Workers from this Church voluntarily sweeping and collecting garbage in town which shows the great importance that the church attaches to the social sanity of Kabwe,” he said.
Mr. Chishala, who was accompanied by Kabwe Central Member of Parliament James Kapyanga, said government attaches great significance to issues that pertain to the church especially those that add positively to national development.
He exemplary showed the significance of the magazine to the church by extraordinarily acquiring the KR25 worth magazine at KR300 cash.
He further called on other churches to emulate the commendable works being done by the SDA church through its members’ planned initiatives such as the renowned community radio station, Radio Maranatha.
“The church is playing a pivotal role to coincide with the government in ensuring that people come to Christ through Radio Maranatha which disseminates information that does not only dwell on the church but cuts across denominations for the benefit of the people of Kabwe and Central Province,” he said.
And Kabwe Central SDA Church representative, Friday Nyanga, expressed delight at the launch of the magazine describing it as not only a public relations front for the church but an endeavour to preach in every home in the district.
And magazine project co-coordinator, Frazier Mulebwente appealed to Mr. Chishala and Mr. Kapyanga to continue contributing to the current projects of the church.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kapyanga observed that the contents of the informative magazine would benefit the people of Kabwe.
He has since urged the church to raise funds from the project so as to publish more copies to
cater for all the church members and the general public of Kabwe.