GOVERNMENT has hailed the Church in Zambia for the role it is playing in inculcating good morals in young people.
North-Western Province minister Richard Kapita said Government was happy with the Church for the stance it had taken to teach youths good morals.
Mr Kapita said the Church should continue working with the Government to foster development in the province.
The provincial minister was speaking in Solwezi yesterday when he addressed congregants at Kyawama Christian Mission in Many Lands (CMML) Church where he also attended a church service.
“Politics is over and for now we should be thinking on how we should develop the province. Let us put our heads together and do right the thing,” he said.
He said Government was grateful with what the churches were doing to shape the youths who would otherwise be involved in vices such as drug trafficking, early marriages and illicit sex.
“So, let the Church continue with the same spirit by providing spiritual guidance to the young generation if they are to become responsible citizens,” he said.
He urged Solwezi residents to attend the Independence Day celebrations.
“Let me also take this opportunity to urge our people in the province to come in numbers for this important event. This is a national event which people should be free to attend despite their political affiliation,” he said.
Earlier, church elder Gift Ngonga who presided over the church service said that the church was always happy to see Government officials in their midst.