CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
CHIEF Chipepo of Siavonga district in Southern Province has commended President Lungu for his relentless efforts to promote love and unity and has urged him to continue with the same spirit next year.
And Chief Chipepo has urged citizens to heed President Lunguâ€™s call for them to use the festive season to honour God through prayer.
He said in an interview yesterday that Zambia is privileged to have a humble President who values the importance of love and unity.
Chief Chipepo called on citizens to pray for President Lungu and the government and ask God to guide them in the implementation of development projects for the year 2017.
â€œThe President is a good man full of humility and my hope is that he should be surrounded by God-fearing people like the Secretary to the Cabinet [Roland Msiska] as he cleanses the government system.
â€œAfter winning the elections in August this year he encouraged everyone to forgive and embrace one another in unity and love,â€ he said.
Chief Chipepo urged the President to continue being prayerful because it is key to effective implementation of development programmes.
â€œAs we enter 2017, the President should continue to seek God in prayer because without Him we cannot manage to revamp agriculture and record a bumper maize harvest,â€ he said.
Chief Chipepo has also urged citizens to heed President Lunguâ€™s call for them to use the festive season to honour God through prayer.
â€œZambia is a Christian nation and we have to walk in Christ in all our dealings.
â€œWe should not use the festive season to beat each other or abuse beer,â€ Chief Chipepo said.
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â€œEven as we celebrate the New Year, we should all find time to give thanks to God in prayer because he is the one who guided the nation during a trying general election which saw a peaceful power transition,â€ Chief Chipepo said.
He urged citizens not to engage in vices during the festivities but use the season to meditate upon the word of God.
CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka