DC warns Clergy over politics
Chadiza, February 10, 2014, ZANIS…….Government has
warned church leaders against supporting political leaders with ideas
that are meant to incite violence among the citizens.
Chadiza District Commissioner Paul Phiri said church leaders should not side with political players
especially those that incite violence.
Speaking when he graced the induction ceremony of Reformed Church in
Zambia Reverend Joseph Mwale yesterday, Mr Phiri stressed the
need for the church to continue supplementing government’s
Mr Phiri said government is aware that the church was
supplementing efforts in the areas of education and
health and would therefore not hesitate to support any development
agenda that the Clergy would want to embark on in the area.
And speaking at the same occasion, Reformed Church in Zambia Katete Boma Reverend ,Rupiah
Phiri , pledged to continue supporting government in its developmental
Reverend Phiri said the church will partner with government in order
to bring development to the people.
Rev. Phiri said it is because of the great role that the church has
played in praying for peace in the nation and also advising the
leadership of the country in matters of development that people are
now seeing the unprecedented development especially in the road
"Without peace there can be no development, and when people are
divided nothing can happen hence the church has taken the role of
peace making and advising the leadership of the country whilst praying
for them so that there is total unity in the country," he said.
Rev. Phiri said opposition leaders should learn how to dialogue with
the ruling party so that the country continues to enjoy the peace that
has existed for 50 years of Zambia’s independence.
He said leaders should learn to support one another and accommodate
the ideas of other people in order to have peace in the nation.
"Some leaders just like to oppose even if the idea is for the benefit
of the majority. Let us learn to support one another by being people
of one mind so that we aim for perfection. We have seen a lot of
development in the area of roads, education and health sector and we
really appreciate as a church but there are some leaders out there who
are opposing this kind of development," he said.