The Lusaka Ministers’ Fellowship in association with the Pastors Fellowships from all 10 provinces have flagged off the national prayer initiative for the 2021 general election.
Addressing the media in Lusaka, Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Permanent Secretary, HOWARD SIKWELA commended the initiative saying it has been long overdue for the church to take a lead in national matters.
Rev. SIKWELA noted that it was imperative for the country to host peaceful electoral processes from the campaigns, announcement of results, and beyond the elections.
He urged the National Ministers’ fellowship to continue with such kind of activities, saying that it is the only way the country can actualize the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation.
Rev. SIKWELA further urged Zambians to participate in the programme because the initiative is aimed at upholding peace in the country even after the general election in August, 2021.
And Lusaka Ministers Fellowship Chairman CHRISTOPHER KABUNDA explained that the church is aware of the positive and negative effect that elections can bring in the country, hence the need to host prayers for the nation.
Bishop KABUNDA disclosed that the prayers will be hosted on May 8th, 2021 under the theme: “proclaiming peaceful, issue based political campaigns to provide responsible leadership for the next five years of Zambia.”
Meanwhile, National Ministers Fellowship Organizing Chairman CANON SIHUBWA said the objective of the Fellowship was to bring the church and political players together.
Reverend SIHUBWA further indicated that the fellowship intends to proclaim blessings on the campaign terrain as each political party’s player appeals to people for a chance to serve the nation.