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Read the Bible to build strong values, advises Veep

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CHRISTINE CHISHA, Lusaka
VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina says strong Christian values play an important role in the country for it to be a haven of peace.
Mrs Wina commended Zambia’s founding fathers and mothers who embraced the biblical values of love and respect for God and human beings, the mantle the country has continued to carry today.
The Vice-President was speaking in a speech read for her by Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Nicholas Banda in Lusaka yesterday during the launch of the Kunda Bible translation and literacy project.
“There is value in giving people the word of God and the ability to read and write in their own language. Zambia as a Christian nation shall at all times cherish such efforts meant to strengthen our spiritual life,” Mrs Wina said.
She said the Bible accounts for much of the progress that Zambia has so far recorded.
“I am requesting leaders and the nation at large to read the Bible. the closed Bible we raise with our right hand at swearing-in ceremonies should be opened and read,” Mrs Wina said.
She said wherever the Bible has been utilised, it has blessed and changed the lives of the people who have welcomed it.
Mrs Wina said the Bible has brought education, freedom for the soul, love, goodness and with scriptures come literacy and understanding.
She applauded the efforts of the Kunda people, under the leadership of his royal highness senior chief Nsefu, to translate the Bible into the language.
Mrs Wina pledged to donate K5,000 towards the translation of the Bible to Kunda.



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