——– Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Bornface Chimbwali has re-echoed President Lungu’s affirmation of the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation.
Mr. Chimbwali re-echoed the declaration at this year’s Interdenominational World Prayer Day under the theme: ‘Do you know what I have done to you’ at Grace Ministries in Mansa.
He said Zambia shall continue to be a Christian Nation and there is need for everyone to start practicing Christian principles for the declaration to become practically meaningful.
He called on the councils and councillors in the province to consider allocating funds to the church from the constituency development funds.
Mr Chimbwali said the international interdenominational world day of prayer was a day for serious reflection and counting blessings bestowed on individuals ranging from food provision, good health and peace.
He said the proverbial woman at the close of the book of proverbs in the Bible summaries the concept of gender which is mainstreamed in many ways of a virtuous woman who works hard to provide for her family and opens her doors to the poor.
He added that President Lungu has demonstrated his commitment to promoting gender by appointing a woman to the position of Vice President.
Luapula Province Permanent Secretary said he was grateful to President Lungu for sending him to Luapula to be his representative and head of the civil service in the province.
And United Church of Zambia Regional Bishop Samuel Muwowo said the opening window for the church to have a share in the CDF was vital and looked forward to the time when development projects for the communities will fully embrace the church.
Bishop Muwowo added that the Christian nation declaration should be coupled with actionable activities to reduce on beer drinking and other social vices which were a subtraction to the declaration.
He encouraged women to take the lead in the development process of the country through gender mainstreaming saying womenfolk were more organized than men and were easy to mobilize in any community project.