President Edgar Lungu has donated K100,000 towards the completion of the Mpongwe Baptist Union Church building.
President Lungu, who pledged to contribute towards the completion of the building when he visited the church last month, sent a local businessman; Emmanuel Kasambo to hand over the money today.
Kasambo, who was in the company of Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda delivered the K100,000 in cash and laid it on a table for all to see.
“The president thought of helping the church. He asked me to deliver K100,000. It is his money and I thought I should put it on the table for all of you to see that it has been delivered. It is his contribution to this contribution,” said Kasambo.
And Mpongwe Baptist Union Mission Director Reverend Admason Shamfuti expressed gratitude over the generous donation.
“President Lungu’s humility and generosity is admirable. The President cares for us and we want to assure him that we will continue praying for him so that he continues showing good leadership,” said Reverend Shamfuti.
Meanwhile, Mpongwe Baptist Union Church Pastor in Charge Reverend Justin Munkupa also hailed President Lungu for being different from previous Presidents.
Speaking when Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda and Kasambo visited him to mourn with him over the loss of his son, Reverend Munkupa said President Lungu had dignified Mpongwe like no other President.
“We were treated like second class citizens. Now President Lungu has raised our profile, he has embraced us like any other Zambia,” said Pastor Munkupa.
According to ZNBC, an armed police officer accompanied church officials to the bank to deposit the cash immediately after the service ended.