SDA CHURCH BURIES 34 UNCLAIMED BODIES
Lusaka City Council (LCC) in partnership with the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Lilanda Congregation of Midlands West Zambia Conference in Lilanda Mission District, have buried 34 unclaimed bodies at Chingwere cemetery.
The church came on board to sponsor the burial logistics and conduct a church service for the unclaimed bodies.
This partnership came by following the media statement issued on 31st December, 2021 by LCC regarding the impending burial of unclaimed bodies.
The Church was therefore, touched and expressed interest to partner with LCC by giving the unclaimed bodies a dignified burial.
The partnership came to fruition today when the church rose to the occasion in an unprecedented way by taking over the entire funeral procession from the University Teaching Hospital UTH, to Church and to the final resting place in Chingwere.
LCC is humbled by the work of SDA Church in performing the noble task of burying unclaimed bodies and hopes that other organisations will emulate the good works of the SDA church in Lusaka.
The Local Authority also wishes to thank UTH management for facilitating the release of the bodies and for sending representatives to the burial.
This was the first time unclaimed bodies were being buried in 2022.
Statement Issued by:
Public Relations Officer