‘WE HAVE CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHURCH’

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By NATION REPORTER

North western province Patriotic FronT (PF) chairperson for Jackson Kungo says the party in the region has had a cordial relationship with the United Church of Zambia Trinity congregation.

Mr Kungo notes that the church has always been there to provide guidance to both the party and government as well as allowing its premises to hold state functions.

‘’The party has benefited from the interactions and counsel and believes that this relationship that has been built will continue,’’ Mr Kungo said.

He was speaking yesterday when he graced the farewell service for Bishop Elect Rev Roy Kanchele at UCZ Trinity congregation in Solwezi.

Mr Kungo said transfers and movements are necessitated for exchange of leadership for the purpose of development saying no one is meant to stay in one place.

“You will also agree with me that transfers and movements come with their own challenges, but they are important for good governance and exposure to new experiences,” he said. He mentioned that one disadvantage of staying in place is that it can lead someone into becoming a dictator and ending up failing to deliver positively as they run out of ideas.

“It is with this view that I also emulate the UCZ management system which has coined in governance and equality of transferring its clergy to serve citizens spiritually in any part of the country without fear and favour.

“Hence the emphasis of the motto “One Zambia, one Nation,’’ he added.

He also wished the church a prosperous new year.He further wished President good health, wisdom and knowledge as he takes the nation to higher heights both economically and socially.

And North western province Presbytery Bishop Moses Gondwe urged out going Trinity congregation presiding Rev Roy Kanchele who has now been elected to the position of Bishop and transferred to the Western Presbytery to always look up to God for guidance. Earlier, a church member Wilson Chavula described Bishop Kanchele as a humble, faithful and hardworking man of God.

And in his vote of thanks Bishop elect, Rev Kanchele said the two years he has served as presiding Rev at Trinity congregation he has learnt that God’s time is the best.

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