RCZ challenged to establish nursing and teacher training colleges.

Government has asked RCZ, the Reformed Church in Zambia to establish a nursing school at Nyanje and a Teacher training college in Katete.

Speaking during the celebration of 50 years jubilee of self-governance by RCZ in Zambia, Eastern Province Assistant Secretary Royd Tembo says the church has done a lot of developmental projects in Zambia.

Mr. Tembo says the church is supporting the education and health sectors, which include primary, secondary up to university level as well as Nyanje hospital in Sinda and Kamoto hospital in Mambwe.

He says RCZ is also recognizing women in leadership positions such as deaconesses, church elders, evangelists and reverends to implement government policy of gender equality.

Mr. Tembo says RCZ and other churches should pray for peace and unity as the country holds the 11th August general elections.

And speaking earlier Eastern Province RCZ vice Synod Moderator Clement Mwanza appealed to political parties to exercise restraint towards one another as the country holds the general elections in August.

Reverend Dr. Mwanza says Zambia should embrace the One Zambia One Nation motto for continued peace that it is enjoying adding that all churches should pray and fast to overcome the power of violence which is over showering the country.

Reverend Dr. Mwanza says the church is also praying against the ritual killings and accidents that have continued to happen in Zambia.

He says as the church celebrates the fifty years Jubilee of self-governance, God will definitely answer the prayers for peace in the land to prevail.

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