Fulfill Promises … Jehovah’s Witnesses Counsel Politicians

A TOP Jehovah’s witnesses’ world leader has bemoaned politicians’ failure to fulfill campaign promises.

Stephen Lett, who gave a keynote speech at the on-going convention held at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, said politicians needed to meet the aspirations of people who vote them into public offices.

Meanwhile, conversion overseer John Mashilipa has urged fellow witnesses to respect the government of the day, obedient and continue remaining non-partisan.

In the keynote address streamed live from Solwezi District in the North-Western Province, Mr Lett, one of the seven members of the world governing body said electorates expected much from the people they vote for.

“There is need for politicians to fulfill their promises to their voters once they assumed power,” he said.

He observed that most politicians failed to fulfill promises to their voters who had high expectations.

“Politicians usually promise a moon and not deliver to their promises, this is disappointing to the voters who have high expectations,” he said.

Mr Mashilipa said believers needed to seek God’s Kingdom which he said never fails, unlike human governance.

This year’s conversion attracted a historic attendance of more than 40,000 people from across the five districts in the province namely Ndola, Kitwe, Luanshya, Mufulira, Kalushi and Chambishi.

Gathered under the theme ‘Keep seeking first God’s Kingdom’, witnesses filled the stadium and those who could not find seats monitored proceedings from outside. About 1,000 witnesses got baptised.

Despite the multitude of witnesses, order and calmness charicterised the event that had four sections running simultaneously in Bemba, English,Chinese and American sign language .

Source : The Times of Zambia

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