Govt. urges the church to help address
Luwingu, September 2nd , 2014, ZANIS —- Government says it is concerned with indecent dressing and other anti-social trends in the country.
Luwingu district commissioner, Mambwe Katontoka says government is unhappy with behaviors such as gender based violence, promiscuity and alcohol abuse among others that she said have become a solemn hymn of the day.
Mrs. Katontoka has for this reason appealed to the church to pray for the nation in order to overcome the vices.
ZANIS reports that the D.C said this during the ordination of Pastor Emmanuel Gondwe held at bethel Baptist church in Luwingu district of the Northern Province on Sunday.
This was in a speech read on her behalf by Luwingu district information officer Mr Edwin Phiri on Sunday during the ordination of pastor Emmanuel Gondwe.
She said that it was a duty of the church and government to see to it that such vices are contained by encouraging people to turn God.
She added that morals and culture in the district have continue to deteriorate because of lawlessness and disobedience to God, parents and leadership at all levels.
Mrs Katontoka said the society in the area is full of inventions and practices that have turned the place into moral decay, dishonesty and cult related activities becoming dangerous to many children, youths adults and the generation to come.
She said it is disheartening to see old people indecent dressing and involved in defilements of young children below the age of 16 when Zambia is called a Christian nation.
Gender violence is another issue which is on an increase in Luwingu district which need concerted effort to eradicate, the church and the political parties needs to come on board to sensitize the people about the dangers of gender violence.
Mrs. Katontoka said some churches were losing the conviction and right standing with God in the midst of corruption which is influencing them to do wrong things.
“As government, we shall work hand in hand with the right standing churches and leaders to fulfill the biblical principles for betterment of our people and the nation at large,” she added.
She urged pastor Gondwe to look on to God whenever he meets challenges in spreading the word of God to the people in the district.
“the work you have chosen is very challenging, keep the biblical teachings and not deviate from word no matter the pressure you may encounter (proverb 3: 1-8), she said.