State hails church support
Chipata, June 7, 2013, ZANIS………Eastern province minister Malozo Sichone has
hailed the church for supplementing government effort towards developing
Mr Sichone says the church has for a long time remained a key partner in
uplifting the living standards of the people.
Mr. Sichone said this in a speech read for him by Chipata
District Commissioner Kalunga Zulu during the partnership celebration
of the Pilgrim Wesleyan church in Zambia.
Mr. Sichone said the support that the Pilgrim Wesleyan church has
continued to provide to the people in Zambia is a clear indication
that it has the interest of the people at heart.
He noted that government is grateful for this partnership of
supplementing its efforts in making the country a better place for
everyone including the less privileged in society.
He said with such help that it is getting from the Pilgrim Wesleyan
church government is optimistic that it will be possible for Zambia to
meet most of the key Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
Mr. Sichone disclosed that Pilgrim Wesleyan church in collaboration
with the American missionaries has been instrumental in the education
and health sectors and is currently supporting 800 orphans and
He added that the church in Eastern Province is also improving access
to clean and safe drinking water through sinking bores in various
And District Superintendent for Pilgrim Wesleyan church Alex Mbewe
reaffirmed the church’s continued support to uplift the spiritual and
social well being of the people in the communities they are operating
Reverend Mbewe said the church is aware that many people especially in
the rural communities do not have access to improved living standards adding that this is
why it is the duty of the church to supplement such efforts by providing basic needs.