BISHOP Simon Chihana says he agrees with President Edgar Lungu that the word of God is the anchor.
He hoped a mechanism could be worked to fight the vices of alcoholism, high levels of prostitution, thefts by public servant, corruption, tribal hatred, injustices against innocent people and political intolerance.
Launching the 2019 membership renewal of the Bible Society of Zambia on Tuesday, President Lungu said it was incumbent upon all leaders to support the fundamental responsibility of churches and other institutions such as the Bible Society of Zambia to propagate biblical teachings and values to people.
President Lungu recalled former US president George Washington who once said: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
“This quote is a serious call to all of us leaders across sectors to embrace the word of God as we lead His people. The word of God is our anchor in decision-making and many other undertakings,” President Lungu claimed.
Commenting on the President’s remarks, Bishop Chihana said the word of God should be used to strengthen the fight against corruption in all government wings.
He said all wings of government and the civil society could take advantage of the President’s pronouncement and implement such in communities.
“It is worth noting that this has come from the President of Zambia Mr Lungu. Zambia being a Christian nation, all the wings of government and the civil society can take advantage to implement the word of God in our communities and use it to strengthen the fight against corruption in all government wings, because God is against corruption and God hates mistreatment of other people and accusing other people falsely,” said Bishop Chihana.
“We totally agree with the President and we hope a mechanism can be worked to fight the vices of alcoholism, high levels of prostitution, thefts by public servant, corruption, tribal hatred, injustices against innocent people, political intolerance and many more. Zambian people are generally good people which makes them look like cowards and yet they are people of great virtue of peace, love and unity and hospitable to most foreigners, some of them who are unthankful by mistreating our people with slave wages and denial of other rights. We must embrace the word of God and use it to make right decisions for our motherland, Zambia.”