Build Namibia on foundation of peace: Katenda

07 Mar 2014 13:40pm
OSHAKATI, 07 MAR (NAMPA) – The Secretary-General of the Anglican Church in Namibia, Father Lukas Kaluwapa Katenda has called on all role-players in the country to cooperate in ensuring that the country is built on a foundation of peace.
Katenda made this call whilst delivering a sermon on the national day of prayer against gender-based violence at Oshakati’s Independence Stadium on Thursday.
He advised that Namibians should become “people of peace”, unlike the trend of spiritual warfare which has become the order of the day in the country.
“Say to each other, peace be with you,” he urged.
Katenda believes the promotion of peace should be the responsibility of every Namibian - from the leadership of the country, church and traditional leaders to communities and at household level.
He criticised those who engage in political or tribal conflict, and at the same time reminded them that God is for peace, justice, honest and faithfulness.
“Do something which benefits others,” the Anglican Church’s Secretary-General said, while on the other hand calling on Namibians to practice self-control.
Katenda further noted that adultery, dishonesty, injustice, hatred, alcohol and drug abuse could be the cause of the increase in murders in the country.
Thousands of people from all walks of life responded positively to President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s call for a national day of prayer against gender-based violence by showing up in big numbers at Oshakati on Thursday.