By SYLVIA MWEETWA and CHUSA SICHONE –
ZAMBIANS have been praised for turning up in large numbers to observe the National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation in the nation.
Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kapamba Mulenga commended Zambians and urged them to continue praying for unity and for those in leadership in line with the Word of God.
Ms Mulenga said she was happy with the turnout, which was an indication of the country’s dependence on God.
Speaking after attending the Prayer and Fasting event in Kitwe, Ms Mulenga, who is chief Government spokesperson, said the high turnout was an indication that people trusted in God for the healing of this country.
“I am happy that a lot of Zambians came in large numbers to participate in praying and fasting, this is the Zambia we know and my appeal is that we should all remain prayerful at all times,” she said.
And the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership in Southern Province said the overwhelming response to Wednesday’s National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation was a demonstration that people in the region did not want to be misdirected by selfish individuals.
PF Southern Province information and publicity secretary Trymore Mwenda said Zambians reaffirmed and acknowledged God’s supremacy over the nation by turning up en masse for the prayers despite attempts to discourage them by some people who always wanted to politicise unifying national matters.
Mr Mwenda said in a statement yesterday that Southern Province was among the areas that recorded a large turnout of worshippers despite calls from some quarters in the opposition circles for people in the area to shun the day.
“This only goes to show that people in Southern Province and the country in general will not accept and have refused to be misdirected by selfish individuals who cannot separate politics from national matters that unite this country,” he said.