Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge has hailed the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) for being a great supporter to successive governments throughout the years.
Speaking when he officially opened the 30th CCZ General conference at Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation in Kitwe, Mr Musenge said it is undisputable that the 100 years of its existence, CCZ has helped improve the lives of people.
“Through preaching the word of God, provision of health, education and other services as well as advocating for better policy and regulatory environments. The Council has remained true to its mission: to serve God and all his people.
He explained that CCZ stands out as an example in terms of not just preaching the gospel but also its commitment to ensuring a better life for all is achieved.
Mr Musenge further added that government counts on the church to be in the forefront to foster national unity and development, especially during this turbulent period during which the church comes in strongly to commit the nation and its people in prayer without ceasing.
He also appealed to the church leadership to help mobilize citizens to register as voters because it is critical for the church to mobilize churches members to vote in masses.
And speaking earlier, CCZ President Rev Dr Alfred Kalembo said the church there is need for continued partnership between the church and government in providing services such as education and health.
“Since the 60’s the church has been instrumental in establishing and running health and education institutions which has been of great help to the people”, he said. Dr Rev Alfred Kalembo talking to Mr Mwenya Musenge