Government says it will soon declare Chimpempe Mission Seventh Day Adventist church, a national heritage.
Speaking when he attended the funeral church service of late Pastor Bernard Chileshe, Tourism and Arts Minister Hon.Ronald Chitotela said he will sign a Statutory Instrument to make the Chimpempe Mission SDA Church which turns 100 years this year, a national heritage.
He said there is need to preserve the history of the church so that children can go and learn about the beginning of the SDA mission in the area.
” When the new church structure is completed, we will not raze down the old structure. I will sign a Statutory Instrument to declare Chimpempe Mission SDA church a National Heritage so that children can come and learn about history and the beginning of the mission and why the SDA in the northen region is referred to as Chimpempe,” Hon. Chitotela said.
And Hon.Chitotela who is also Pambashe member of parliament said before centenary celebrations in September this year, there is need for the Chimpempe mission SDA church to have a senior Pastor.
Meanwhile, Hon.Chitotela urged Christians to pray for the country and promote unity of purpose.
” The area here has transformed over years, the school has been expanded and the future is bright,” He said.
” As Christians we need to pray and promote unity of purpose. I also urge the church to pray for those in leadership both in Government and those at church level so that together we can move forward, ” Hon.Chitotela said.