Let’s pray for president Banda-Shawa

Christians have been called upon to promote love and respect for leaders and the elderly in society in line with Biblical teachings and principles.

The call is from Lusaka Province Minister, Charles Shawa.

Mr shawa says the emerging culture of disrespect and insults against leaders is alien to the Zambian society and contradicts Zambia’s status as a Christian Nation.

He said this when he officiated at this year’s Holy Pilgrim march locally known as ‘Ulendo Woyera’ held at Katondwe Mission in Luangwa district.

Mr Shawa urged christians to preach love and unity by discouraging the culture of insults directed at leaders which was slowly crippling into the Zambian society.

He has since asked Zambians to give President Rupiah Banda a chance to implement developmental programms aimed at imroving the welfare of the Zambian people.

Mr Shawa urged christians to continue praying for Prsident Banda so that he could discharge his duties  diligently in the interest of the nation.

“As Christians we should lead the way in showing respect to our President and other leaders in the country.  We should stop the culture of insulting leaders because the Bible teaches that all authority has been put there by God,” said Mr Shawa.

He commended the church for suppolementing government’s efforts in the provision of social services, such as health and education, particularly in the rural areas.

Mr Shawa also thanked the First Lady, Thandiwe Banda, for visiting Katondwe Mission Hospital recently where she donated blankets and other clinical facilities.

The minister, who is also Feira Member of Parliament, pledged 20 bags of cement for the construction of sanitary facilities at ‘Gologota’ venue for th annual ‘Ulendo Woyera’ at Katondwe.

Lusaka Archdiocese Vicar General, Oliver Mukunta, presided over the mass attended by scores  of Christians from different parts of Luangwa district.

In his homily, Vicar General Mukunta urged the faithful  to love and care for one another in their service for the Lord.

He said the celebration of the assumption of Mary was an important feast in the Catholic church and its tradition  which is central to in its teachings.

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