MACKSON WASAMUNU, Chingola
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to continuing collaborating with the Church in Zambia because the two are intertwined.
And Jesus is Lord Christian Centre overseer Vincent Kapungwe says the Church will continue to work with the government of the day because it was ordained by God.
The apostle thanked President Lungu for allowing Mr Kalaba to grace their conference in Chingola on Friday afternoon.
Officiating at the 21st annual general conference of Jesus is Lord Christian Centre Word of Revelation, Mr Kalaba said the Church, like Government, has a mandate to provide service to the people.
“In fact, Government and the Church are intertwined and can never work in isolation and my presence here today signifies the PF [Patriotic Front] government’s willingness to continue working with the Church because we recognise the ability and the potential of the Church in being a partner to steer development,” Mr Kalaba said.
Mr Kalaba said when he received the invitation to be part of the conference, he got permission from the President, who allowed him, as he should have travelled with him to Swaziland.
He said the historical role the Church has played in Zambia is pivotal, citing the transition from one party State to multi-party when it was the centre and ensuring peace in the country.
Mr Kalaba said Zambia is a covenant nation and the PF government will continue collaborating with the Church.
And Apostle Kapungwe said, “As a church, we support the government of the day”.
Quoting the Bible in Romans 13:1-2, the apostle said the Church recognised Government as having been established by God.