Nawakwi calls for active participation of the church in the country’s politics

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 24th, 2014

Time Posted: August 24, 2014 7:52 pm

FDD leader Edith Nawakwi addressing the press

FDD leader Edith Nawakwi addressing the press

Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi has challenged women in the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) to turn Kasaka arena in Kafue into an international conference centre.

And the opposition leader has called on the church to get involved in the country’s politics.

Speaking during the UCZ blousing ceremony at Kasaka arena in Kafue, Ms. Nawakwi who was the guest of honor lamented that the continued abstinence of the church in the country’s politics is not helping the nation.

The opposition leader said it was the duty of the church to ensure that the right people are elected so as to ensure that the country moves forward in reducing the suffering obtaining on the ground.

She notes that when bad leaders are elected it is not only those who elect these leaders but all the people including those from the church.

She told the cheering cloud that they should not leave politics to the “so called politicians” when the same politicians are found in church and that the church should not sideline itself from actively participating in the country’s politics because lives depend on the decisions made politicians hence the need for their full participation.

She notes that active participation of the church in active politics will foester reconciliation and forgiveness amongst politicians something she said was lacking in the country.

Meanwhile the opposition leader who is also a member of the UCZ challenged the women to use what they have to turn the arena into one of the best international conference centers in the country.

Ms. Nawakwi said women were the back born of the UCZ who have built beautiful churches hence it was possible to do the same at the arena.

She called on the women to use what the had to develop Kasaka saying ” you are mothers to architectures, bankers, bricklayers etc so tell these sons and daughters to help us build this place into a beautiful conference centre.”

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