—-Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church Pastor in Kalabo, Mabuku Mabuku, is happy with the conducive environment government has provided for Churches to exist and operate freely.
Pastor Mabuku noted that government had let the Church to operate in a conducive environment hence the need for it not to criticize but instead stand in the gap between government and the citizenry.
He said it was for this reason that the SDA Church would do its best to help government in uplifting the living standards of people in institutions of need.
Pastor Mabuku was speaking today when his Church donated blankets and assorted foodstuffs worth K12, 000 to Kalabo District Hospital and Kalabo State Prison respectively.
He further explained that the donation to the Hospital and Prison was part of the Church project under the theme ‘Touching Kalabo’.
Officiating at the same event, Kalabo District Commissioner, Masela Chinyama, expressed pleasure at the SDA Church.
He noted the SDA was not only preaching on the need to give to the needy as enshrined in the Bible but also doing what was written.
Mrs Chinyama explained that it was not only government’s responsibility to provide for the needy but also for the children of God.
The District Commissioner called on other religious organisations in the district to emulate the SDA Church in supplementing government’s efforts in uplifting the standards of life for the vulnerable.
She further commended religious groups in Zambia for upholding peace which other countries were not enjoying because of differences in their beliefs.
And receiving the donation, Hospital Administrator, David Akaliwa, thanked the Church for the donation and said the items would go a long way.
Mr Akalilwa appealed to other churches to come on board as well and help the needy in society.