RB Commemorates Good Friday
PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda yesterday led several Christians
including opposition leaders at a church service held at St Ignatius Catholic
Church to commemorate Good Friday.
St Ignatius Church assistant parish
priest, Anicet Setako in his message called for unity among Christians as they
commemorated the death of Jesus Christ.
Father Setako said it was
important for Christians to reconcile and love one another as Christ loved the
If you condone injustice you are crucifying Jesus Christ. I,
therefore, call for unity among Christians to make our country a better place to
live in, he said.
After the service, President Banda, who was
accompanied by several Cabinet ministers and senior Government officials,
briefly chatted with Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata.
public officials in attendance were Forum for Democracy and Development
president Edith Nawakwi, who also shook hands with Mr Banda.
service the president shared a bench with Mr Sata and Ms
Meanwhile, the Easter commemoration in Livingstone yesterday
went on smoothly with most members of the public going about their
A Times check around town found people going about their
Most of the people spoken to said they would spend their day
at home and go to church later in the evening.
Most of the shops in the
town centre were open as residents did their shopping normally.
Mwiinga who sells vegetables said she would spend the holiday selling her
merchandise from door to door and go to church in the evening.
carry on with my business during the day. As you may know times are hard so I
cannot just sit at home just because this is a public holiday. I need to sell
and make money for my family, he said.