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‘Prayer not enough, hard work necessary,’ Church calls for unity of purpose as Zambia marks day of prayer


Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) Kitwe District Chairperson, Michael Kalito, has called for unity of purpose as Zambia commemorates the Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation.

The cleric said in Kitwe in a sermon on Wednesday that unity must be promoted in all sectors of the human endeavors  for development to be realised.

Kalito challenged church leaders to  unite their members regardless of the status or political affiliation.

“We must think of unity as we plan to develop. This thing of ruling and opposition political parties should come to and end so that we work together. There are things that we can learn from each other so unity is a must,”  Kalito said.

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In a statement of purpose, Kitwe Interdenominational Steering Committee Chairperson, Raddy Lewilla, said prayer should not substitute hard work.
Bishop Lewilla said prayer should be accompanied by hard work so that results can be seen.

Kitwe Mayor, Mpasa Mwaya, also called for unity of purpose regardless of political affiliation.

Meanwhile, Copperbelt Minister, Elias Matambo, dedicated the province to God.

“I have dedicated this province to God ,President Hakainde Hichilema is sending greeting, as long as President Hichilema remains President, Zambia will remain  a Christian nation, ” Matambo declared.

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