Bishop Harriet Chiundira of the Life Giving Spirit Church says it is high time the country’s citizenry took up the responsibility of caring for the needy instead of pushing the responsibility to foreign donors.
Chiundira was speaking last Saturday at Thuchira Hope Centre in Chiradzulu where a group of women from the church called Eagle Women donated assorted items worth K500 000 (about $734).
The donated items included bags of maize, salt, beans, peas, bales of sugar, crates of eggs, cooking oil, cabbages and soya pieces.
Chiundira said it was worrisome to note that the gap between the rich and the poor continue to widen.
“We all know that in this country there are Christians who are capable of helping others, but most of them are busy enriching themselves. That is not what Jesus Christ taught us,” she said.
The women also shared Christian teachings to the children and advised them to work hard in school to become successful in future.
Co-chairperson for the centre, Victor Nkolongo, thanked the women for the donation which he said will help minimize their food budget and enable them to use the remaining amount for other projects.
He said the centre needs support to enroll a number of orphans who are suffering in surrounding communities.
“We are receiving pressure to enroll more orphans but we are limited by resources. This is why we are so thankful when we receive this kind of assistance,” said Nkolongo adding that the centre which takes care of 248 orphans use 30 bags of 50kgs maize flour per month. n