A Ndola based clergyman has challenged political leadership in the county to put aside their differences and look at a bigger picture that the country is bigger than their positions.
Christian Ministers Fellowship (NCMF) chairperson Pasco Chansa has for this reason advised citizens and political leaders in the country to view the incidences of political violence as a window of opportunity to correct the situation.
ZANIS reports Rev. Chansa saying in an interview in Ndola that as Zambia is one nation and her people are one, hence it is the responsibility of the citizens to seek divine intervention whenever they faced challenges.
He said the country has however on National day of prayers and fasting on 18 TH October an opportunity to convene in unity on the national day of prayer and fasting and cry out to God.
What is brewing political violence in the country are just people’s emotions because the enemy is at work. Political leaders must take responsibility to change the mindset of its members and citizens should take time to pray for healing of the country, he said.
The NCMF has since engaged political party leadership in Ndola district from both the ruling and opposition in the hope of reconciliation.
He said politicians must use the national day of prayer and fasting to pray for one another.
‘It is not a time to advance personal goals and settling scores because the country is facing many challenges that need divine intervention.
“It has to take leadership at all levels to take up the responsibility and as district fellowship we are inviting politicians, church, government workers and the community to join the country in prayer and fasting on October 18,2019, “ he said.
This year’s national day of prayer and fasting is being held under the theme “Receiving times of refreshing from the presence of the LORD through reconciliation with one another and the environment for a Prosperous Zambia,”.
Ndola residents will convene at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium.