By NCHIMUNYA MIYOBA
Kitwe District Pastor’s Fellowship has counseled the Patriotic Front (PF) in the province to resolve intra party wrangles which he said are not inspiring to the citizens.
Kitwe District Pastor’s Fellowship president Raddy Lewila said the church wants to see peace prevail in the party.
Speaking during the pastor’s fellowship last meeting of the year held at Oasis of Love Ministries in Kitwe Dr Lewila said government under the PF should ensure that the peace of the country is enjoyed as the country prepares for the 2021 general elections.
Dr Lewila said government under the PF must sustain the current peace within and outside the party.
He reminded the Provincial Leadership that the violence that happened during the 2016 general elections should not happen again.
Dr Lewila commended President Edgar Lungu for taking a firm stand on issues of homosexuality which he stated that they should never be compromised.
“We want to echo the position that government took on the issue surrounding homosexuality. As a church we support the stance and we will never change the position,” he said.
He has appealed to government to ensure the developmental programs taking place in the country are shared equally regardless of who voted for the PF.
Meanwhile PF Copperbelt Provincial Chairperson Nathan Chanda assured the church that the party will always stand ready to work with the church in the country.
Mr Chanda said the ruling PF will continue governing the country on Christian values adding that the party will ensure that there is no breakdown between the church and government.
He also requested the church to take keen interest in reading the bill 10 amendment as it has a lot of progressive ideas despite the propaganda against it.
Speaking at the same Pastors expressed disappointment over the decision government to legalize the cultivation and processing of marijuana.
The Pastors said the decision goes against the fundamentals and values of a Christian nation which Zambia was founded on.
They however urged government to come up with a mechanism that will prevent the drug particularly among the young people despite the economic benefits that cultivation of marijuana will to the country.