PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has reiterated that the country does not support gay and lesbian practice because Zambia is a Christian Nation.
He said that Zambia will remain a Christian nation as declared by the late former Republican President Fredrick Chiluba.
The Head of State speaking when he addressed the clergy in Chingola yesterday said the country will not compromise on being a Christian nation as enshrined in the laws.
“We do not support gay and lesbian practice. As a country, it is enshrined in our laws and no individual can change that. Let us evangelize around that issue as clergy by preaching what we believe in,” he said.
Mr Hichilema also called on the clergy to help spread unity in the country so that development can be accelerated .
He echoed that unity is not negotiable and that is why the clergy should take a leadership role by ensuring that division is denounced in the country.
“The country must be reunited. All of us area one Zambia, one Nation. And we are one Nation , One people. The platform of unity should be accelerated as it is an anchor that will help foster development. Let us not point fingers towards each other based on tribe and ethnicity. That brings confusion, so my call is on the church as well as the Copperbelt to help echo unity in all 10 provinces of the country,” he said.
Mr Hichilema further echoed that his Government was focused on ensuring all issues were tackled to ensure the developmental agenda, but called on all stakeholders to ensure that they played their part.