By Patrick Soko
Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Rev. Godfridah Sumaili has denied media reports suggesting that Pastors will need to pass exams in order to be allowed to minister in Zambia.
And Rev. Sumaili has clarified that the church will itself set minimum standards and training to be attained by the clergy.
“You know it is not true that I talked of exams. I talked about self Regulation by the church itself, the church itself setting minimum standards to be met by the Clergy, you agree with me that some kind of training is necessary, It can be under a seasoned man of God or bible school,” Said Sumaili.
“Of course the Holy Spirit is our teacher and Counselor. The disciples were under the teaching of Jesus Christ,” she explained.
In the meantime, Rev Sumaili says the church was fully engaged in coming up with the self-regulatory framework which she said will be presented to the cabinet for approval.
She adds that the church has been engaged all the way through, saying they have put together a Self Regulatory framework which will be presented to Cabinet as policy.