THE Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) has appealed to President Edgar Lungu and his Vice-President Inonge Wina to channel their efforts and energy towards unifying the nation, following the tribal divisions that were observed during the election period.
In an interview, EFZ executive director Pukuta Mwanza advised the nation to be thankful to God for ensuring that peace prevailed in the country despite reports of political discrepancies across the country.
Rev. Mwanza urged the Head of State and his government to also channel their energy to ensuring that the country was united as ‘One Zambia, One nation’.
The clergyman noted that the country had experienced divisions following differences in political party affiliations during the election period.
Rev. Mwanza, however, said that the country had set a precedent to other countries by holding free, peaceful and fair elections but that there was need for the country to unite.
“We all should thank God for the continued peace in our country, even after the elections. Our country has set a precedent by holding peaceful, free and fair elections but we should unite as one because we are One Zambia, One Nation. Let’s forget about the divisions we observed during the election period. It’s no longer about which party someone belongs to,” he said.
Rev. Mwanza said that people should now forget about party affiliations, the elections and concentrate on rebuilding the country.
He advised the general public to work hard to ensure that the country was self-sustaining, so that the country would not depend on donors.
And Rev. Mwanza called on the Head of State to fulfil the promises he made to the people of Zambia during the campaign period.
He said that the people of Zambia were waiting on their President to deliver that which was promised to them and for him to foster peace love and unity across the country.
Rev. Mwanza pointed out that the people of Zambia wanted to enjoy their freedom of speech, freedom of movement and to feel safe at all times.
He advised all the political parties that participated in the last elections to embrace the spirit of love and unity, adding that everyone was equal in the sight of God.
Rev. Mwanza disclosed that the church in Zambia was committed to ensuring that there was peace, love and unity in the country.
“I advise the general public to work hard and ensure the country is self-sustaining so that we would not depend on donors. Political parties that participated in the elections should embrace the spirit of love and unity because everyone is equal in the sight of God,” he said.