DORCAS mothers and other Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church members from across 500 congregations in Lusaka district yesterday camped in numbers to clean the Central business district of Lusaka.

This is part of the community service by the Dorcas workers.

They dispersed in different streets to remove the dirt that had been a threat to public health.

SDA Lusaka conference president pastor Keith Chuumpu encouraged the congregants to continue helping the community through such acts.

"At this point we do know that we can walk freely as citizens and you are not afraid of somebody as you walk in the street because it's clean," said Chuumpa.

"We only have one country and the church is here about practical activities and helping the community and contributing to the country."

Lusaka province deputy permanent secretary Alex Mapushi commended the church for partnering with government in keeping the city clean. 

"Charity begins at home and if we are not taking care of our homes then we can't take care of any other place because your country is your home," stated Mapushi.

He further called on other churches to emulate the SDA in taking care of the environment. 

By Catherine Pule

Kalemba, June 3, 2024

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