State seeks clerics’ support in nation-building

DODOMA: DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister for Energy Dr Doto Biteko has asked religious leaders in the country to preach, provide guidance, and participate in nation-building.

The Deputy PM made the remarks on Friday when closing the congregation of the Free Pentecostal Church of Tanzania retreat in Dodoma.

Dr Biteko said the believers require a leader with a clear vision to guide them on the right path.

“I would like to encourage religious leaders to lead believers spiritually. This nation needs leaders who focus on bringing development and prosperity,” he noted.

Dr Biteko urged the religious leaders to encourage believers to work hard, preach, and spread peace messages to the majority of Tanzanians.

He asked religious leaders in the country to join in the fight against fraud and corruption and pray for the country.

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In a related development, Dr Biteko highlighted various achievements recorded by the government led by Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, while asking clerics to continue with prayers and encourage the Head of State to proceed with the implementation of various development projects across the country.

“The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is one of the big projects that are being implemented at the moment. It was not easy to get the funds for this project, but the President has successfully managed. Also, the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project (JNHPP) is another mega project, and its implementation is going well,” he said.

He added: “The government has also improved social services by building more classrooms, dispensaries, health centres, and employing a number of workers in various sectors, including the health sector.”

The deputy premier asked religious leaders to communicate with citizens to elect the right leaders in the forthcoming local government elections and later general elections next year.

“This year we have local government elections, religious leaders have the ability to motivate believers to choose the leaders they need to bring them development,” Dr Biteko emphasised.

For his part, the Archbishop of FPCT, Steven Mulenga said the aim of the four-day seminar for pastors was to build the capacity to serve God and preach the message about Jesus Christ.

“We have learned a lot, which I think will help us in building our nation,” said Bishop Mulenga.

The seminar was attended by pastors from various countries including Kenya, DRC, Rwanda and South Sudan.

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