PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu should continue seeking God’s guidance in his leadership despite the various challenges the country is facing, says Reverend Daniel Fundi of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Rev Fundi, of St Peter congregation in Kitwe’s Ndeke township, said Mr Lungu should always turn to God because only Him would give him strength to overcome the political and economic hurdles he was facing in his leadership.
And Patriotic Front (PF) Kamfinsa Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Chishimba has said President Lungu had always embraced the church in his leadership because he knew that the church was an important partner which always provided wise counsel to the leadership of the country.
Rev Fundi was speaking on Sunday in Kitwe at St Peter’s church during fund-raising for the rehabilitation of the church building where Mr Chishimba, the area MP, donated 50 pockets of cement and pledged to provide free transport for all the activities at the church.
He said the economic challenges Zambia was facing could not be solved by man but by God and so it was only important that President Lungu continued to seek God’s guidance in these difficult times.
“Things are in a confused state and no man regardless of his riches, intelligence or physical strength can deal with the challenges the country is facing. The only hope is the cross of Jesus Christ. Success in every battle lies in Jesus Christ. No matter how intelligent and rich you are, you need God in your life.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builder builds in vain. It is good that President Lungu has been a humble leader who has continued to embrace the church and encouraging Zambians to pray. We urge him to continue seeking God’s guidance,” Rev Fundi said.
Speaking later, Mr Chishimba said his presence at the church was an indication that the PF government had created a good relationship with the church and would always work together in fighting various challenges facing Zambia.
He advised congregants at the church not to be misled by desperate politicians who were trying to gain political mileage by accusing the PF government of having contributed to the retrenchments in the mining industry when in actual fact, the situation had been created by the low copper prices at the London Metal Exchange.
“As we head towards the 2016 elections, you will be receiving politicians from various parties, you should be welcoming them, listen to them and evaluate whatever they will be saying. Others will be telling you lies that President Lungu has brought problems in Zambia,” he said