The Pastors’ Fellowship of Kawambwa district in Luapula province has called on the clergy in the area to promote love, peace and unity during and after the funeral of the late President Michael Sata.
Pastors Fellowship chairperson Humphrey Mzumara made the call during the interdenominational prayer preparatory meeting for Mr Sata’s funeral held in the District Commissioner’s office at the weekend.
Pastor Mzumara said the clergy are there not to promote disunity hence the need for them to depend on God in praying for love, peace and unity among the people during and after the mourning period.
He said there will be a lot of talking and discussions among some people following the death of President Sata but that the clergy should stand in the gap and continue praying for love, peace and unity.
Speaking at the same meeting Kawambwa District Commissioner Ivo Mpasa implored all the people in the area to mourn President Sata with dignity.
However, Mr Mpasa noted that the clergy were the king makers emphasizing the need for them to continue praying for love, peace, and unity during the mourning period.
Meanwhile, the pastors from different churches in Kawambwa planned to start conducting interdenominational prayers from yesterday November 2, from 17:00 hours to 20:00 hours at the District Commissioner’s residence until the late President Sata is put to rest on November 11, 2014 at the Presidential burial site at Embassy Park in Lusaka.