ZAMBIANS must use the sanctified occasion of Easter to spread messages of peace and avoid irresponsible behaviour that could promote violence and unnecessary acrimony during a politically competitive period ahead of the August 11 general elections, says President Edgar Lungu.
And the Head of State has urged motorists and all road users to exercise maximum care to avoid traffic accidents due to dangerous driving induced by alcohol.
President Lungu, who called for love, unity and individual responsibility among all Zambians, said this in his Easter message statement issued by his Special Assistant Amos Chanda.
The President has implored citizens to behave in a Christian manner considering the country’s status as a Christian nation. Mr Lungu said that Easter was the holiest period on the Christian calendar and he has called upon all people to live as one, loving one another as Jesus taught.
‘’As we celebrate the extraordinary life of the risen Christ, let us all remember that this is an important time for reflection and bonding with our families who often times suffer long periods of our absence as we do duty,”
“Let us all do our best to love and share whatever gifts we can with those that may not be so privileged, ’’he said.