Religious leaders appealed to counsel politicians against anti-peace

25Feb 2020
The Guardian
Religious leaders appealed to counsel politicians against anti-peace

​​​​​​​SPECIAL seats Member of Parliament Felister Bura (CCM) has appealed to religious leaders to speak up against politicians who utter statements that can breach the country’s peace.

​​​​​​​SPECIAL seats Member of Parliament Felister Bura.

Speaking here at the weekend at a gathering of religious leaders from various denominations at prayers to install the Bishop for Dodoma Diocese of Tanzania Methodist Church John Mjelwa, the MP said political leaders should not be feared.

“Some bishops and pastors have feared political leaders for the sins they commit, instead they hold them in high esteem as if they are the type not to be reproved, but remember, all human beings are equal before God,” she said.

She also called on women, the youth and people with disabilities to form groups so as to be able to access interest free loans from the district councils.

She said the money is there, what is needed is to start productive projects to eradicate poverty.

“Since the government decision to move to Dodoma, there are many economic opportunities to be found in the city than can be fully exploited to push up the economy,” she said.

For his part the Bishop of Tanzania Methodist Church Joseph Bundala said the church will continue to speak up against all bad deeds without considering the status of a politician as without doing so they will be participating in their sins.

Bundala appealed to leaders of the church including its followers to serve God that can bring development changes especially in the issue of economic enhancement through divine and material undertakings.

For his part Bishop John Mjelwa said one of his strategic plans is to ensure church adherents engage in productive work and reject dependency that has always increased poverty.