By STEVEN ZANDE –
THE Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has said Government’s decision to start sharing Christian values with political party leaders will promote decent politics in the country and help build a better Zambia.
National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister has embarked on a mission to visit political party leaders to discuss national values and principles as they related to political parties and leadership in
FDD president Edith Nawakwi said the move which demonstrated responsible leadership on the part of the Government would help political parties become positive change agents in the nation.
“Thank you for this initiative. You are the people whom we have tasked to guide us. This is how it should be,” Ms Nawakwi said.
She said this at the FDD secretariat on Thursday during a meeting with Rev Sumaili.
Rev Sumaili said the Government was collaborating with the church to help step-up prayers for political leaders in the nation.
She said it was evident that some of the challenges which faced the nation could not be resolved by human effort alone, but required divine intervention for the desired results to be achieved.
Rev Sumaili said prayer mixed with promotion of values like patriotism would enhance peace, unity and love among Zambians, thereby helping build a better Zambia where people co-existed regardless of political affiliation.
The minister recently paid a courtesy calls on Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davies Mwila, the National Restoration Party president Elias Chipimo and is expected to visit other political parties in an attempt to inculcate values in politics.