PRESIDENT LUNGU LEADS ZAMBIANS IN OBSERVING NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING

 

By Leah Ngoma

President Edgar Lungu this morning led Zambians from all walks of life at the Lusaka show grounds for the national day of prayer, fasting, repentance and reconciliation commemorations.

This year`s national day of prayer, fasting, repentance and reconciliation has been held under the theme, “Zambia seeks god’s intervention for sustained national unity, peace and prosperity.”

Vice President Inonge Wina has graced the commemorations in eastern province while provincial ministers are leading citizens in prayers across the country.

Meanwhile, the Zambian community in South Africa has participated in the commemoration of national day of prayer and fasting.

The commemoration was held at the Zambian chancery in Pretoria and was presided over by Zambian clergymen from different denominations based in that country.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa major General Jackson Miti led diplomatic staff together with their families and the Zambian community in prayer and fasting.

Speaking when he shared words of encouragement, General Miti mentioned that Zambia will continue fostering peace, unity and prosperity among its leaders and general citizenry.

He said forgiveness and reconciliation was cardinal for the country to enhance development that it has experienced over the years owing to the fact that Zambia was a Christian nation.

This is according to a statement issue to phoenix news by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at Zambia High Commission South Africa Mrs Naomi Nyawali.

And Born Short Living Tall (BSLT) has advised both government and opposition political parties’ leadership to take advantage of this day and sort out their differences and reflect on their service to marginalized and vulnerable majority Zambians.

BSLT Executive Director, Ntalasha Chisha has stressed the need for leaders both in government and opposition to be in the forefront of promoting peace and unity among all Zambians in the spirit of togetherness.

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