–Hundreds of mourners yesterday gathered at Chinsali’s President Park for the Inter-denomination prayers in honour of the late President Michael Sata who died in London on October 28, 2014.
Speaking during the prayer service on behalf of Muchinga Permanent Secretary (PS) Bwalya Ng’andu, Muchinga Deputy Secretary (DPS), Davy Chanda, said the Zambian political platform has been robbed of a great player who sacrificed for the common good.
Dr Ng’andu said President Sata worked towards his political vision citing the separation of Muchinga Province from Northern Province and creation of new districts.
The PS said President Sata, being an action oriented man, was instrumental in ensuring that democracy prevailed in the nation especially after the Movement for Multiparty Democracy came into power in 1991.
And in a word of encouragement to the mourners Pastor Christopher Mwango said the death of the Zambian leader has brought about togetherness in the country including children due to his great deeds that Zambia has witnessed in the past three years that he ruled.
Pastor Mwango said no one plans for death just as the nation did not expect President Sata‘s death hence the pain and sorrow in people’s hearts.
The man of God, who read from the book of James Chapter 4 verses 13 to 15, said as the nation is passing through this trying moment God is there to comfort and guard this nation during and after the burial of President Sata.
He called on Zambians, Chinsali residents in particular, to keep up the faith in accordance with the book of James 1: 3-4 which reads “knowing as you do that this tested quality of your faith works out endurance. But let endurance have its work complete, that you may be complete and sound in all respects, not lacking in anything.”
The Interdenominational Prayers, which commenced at 14:00 hours, were conducted by Chinsali Pastor’s Fellowship with five churches in attendance.