By NATION REPORTER
COPPERBELT Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe says Government is impressed with the turn out during the National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation.
Speaking in an interview, Mr Nundwe said all the 10 districts on the Copperbelt had an impressive turn out, a situation he said was encouraging.
“There is nothing more important than worshipping God. That is why I am very happy that people turned up in large numbers on Thursday to worship the Creator,” he said.
He urged the people throughout the country to be more serious with prayer stating that it was only through reconciliation that peace and unity would prevail.
Mr Nundwe therefore appealed to citizens to make prayer a regular undertaking as it was the only way God would answer and solve the challenges the country was facing.
He however expressed disappointment with some bar owners that opened their outlets during the important national day.
He stated that his office had received information that there were bars that remained open during the hours of prayers even after sufficient information was availed on the programme.
Mr Nundwe has since directed councils to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book.
Meanwhile, Ndola District Commissioner Canon George Chisulo echoed the Permanent Secretary on the overwhelming response during the national day of prayers fasting and reconciliation at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
Canon Chisulo thanked the residents of Ndola for staying true and observing the National Day of Prayer.