—-First Republican President, Kenneth Kaunda, has commended the United Church in Zambia (UCZ) for its selfless service to the needy and the most vulnerable people in society.
Dr Kaunda observes that the UCZ has demonstrated God’s mission by touching people’s lives through preaching the Gospel and imparting them with various knowledge and skills.
ZANIS Reports that Dr Kaunda was speaking when he officiated at the launch of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the UCZ at St Paul’s Church in Lusaka today.
The United Church of Zambia, which was born on January 16, 1965, will commemorate its 50 years of existence in Zambia on January 16, next year.
The former Head of State has since urged the UCZ members to look forward with renewed hope and determination as they continue to serve God’s purpose in various communities they are found.
Dr Kaunda further urged the Church members to reflect, pray and carry out activities which will lead to the successful golden jubilee celebrations next year.
The golden jubilee launch was attended by Sports Deputy Minister, Christopher Mulenga, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mkhondo Lungu, Permanent Secretaries, several Members of Parliament and senior government officials.
Also in attendance were major opposition political leaders, among them MMD’s Nevers Mumba, FDD’s Edith Nawaki, Peoples Party president, Mike Mulongoti, Heritage Party’s Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda, Forum for Democratic Alternatives, Ludwig Sondashi, National Revolution Party president, Cosmo Mumba and Zambia for Empowerment and Development, leader Fred Mutesa.
Freedom fighters, Mama Chibesa Kankasa, Grey Zulu, General Malimba Masheke, Alex Mushibwe and many others were also in attendance.