Wednesday, 31 December 2008
17th ANNIVERSARY OF ZAMBIA AS A CHRISTIAN NATION
Second republican President Frederick Chiluba weeping during the 17th anniversary of Zambia's declaration as a christian nation in Lusaka.
Dr Chiluba declared Zambia a christian nation in 1991 when he was elected republican President.
Hitherto, the declaration has remained debatable, with some people saying it should be scrapped because Zambia does not only consist of christians only but other religious faiths as well.
But the sucessive governments have re-emphasised that the declaration shall remain because Zambia has to be anchored on God. Proponents say the declaration has helped to guide Zambia in many areas of human endeavor such as morals, economic and others.
What ever we all think, I suggest we leave this subject for now because there are other urgent and better matters we can pre-occupy our minds with.
I think there is nothing wrong with saying that Zambia wants to anchor its basis on the foundation of God and christian principals.