President Hakainde Hichilema has called on Zambians to resist the imposition of morals and values conflicting with the Zambian culture, either through aid or any other means.
Hichilema insisted that there was no room for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) practices in Zambia.
The Head of Stated said this during the commemoration of the 32nd Declaration of Zambia as a christian nation on Friday in Lusaka.
The President stated that Zambians should stand strong on their faith and reject values that go against christianity regardless of who gave out the instruction.
He stated that the practice of LGBTQI was not in conformity with the country and christian values.
“Instead of pointing fingers at each other, let us reinforce each other, let us put the pieces of 20 million people together and say ‘no’ to this. From now, we must hold each other’s hands,” Hichilema advised.
He emphasized the importance of solidarity to prevent divisions and maintain national unity.
Hichilema further emphasized the significance of national unity over tribal differences, urging adherence to christian values as a demonstration of the country’s commitment to being a christian nation.
“If we say we are a christian nation and we agree, we should walk the talk. We should live like Christ,” he stated.
The president also discouraged social media users from engaging in insulting behavior, asserting that it contradicts christian principles.
He said the government will work with the country to preserve the heritage of Zambia as a Christain nation.
At the same event, Interim Chairperson of the Advocates for the Declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation, Bishop Billy Mfula, proposed the endorsement of December 29 as a day of ‘covenant and thanksgiving day’ to the republic.
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