Church commends government

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Church commends government

Lusaka, April, 2, ZANIS—Chikondi Foundation President John Mambo has described the relationship between Government and the Church as progressive.

Bishop Mambo said since the Patriotic Front (PF) government took over power in 2011, it has demonstrated the good will of working hand in hand with the church in critical national matters.

Speaking in a telephone interview in to ZANIS Lusaka today, the clergyman praised government for engaging the church in working towards uplifting the living conditions of the Zambian people.

Bishop Mambo further urged government to continue involving the church in matters related to national development in order to see a better Zambia for all.

Meanwhile, Bishop Mambo has appealed to all political leaders participating in the forth coming Kapiri Mposhi and Lukulu by-elections to conduct peaceful campaigns rather than resorting to violence

Bishop Mambo said politics of violence should be thing of the past in the country and called on all political players to maintain peace and order in the two constituencies.

He said regardless of different ideologies and political affiliation of a person, no human being has the right to inflict pain on the other and called on the Zambia Police to ensure that all culprits are severely dealt with.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) set April 23 as the date for the Kapiri Mposhi and Lukulu West parliamentary by-elections, which fell vacant after the Supreme Court nullified the election of MMD parliamentary candidates Lawrence Zimba and Misheck Mutelo respectively