His Excellency President and ZANU PF First Secretary Cde E.D Mnangagwa urged parents to train their children in the way that they should go so that when they are old they will not depart from it.
President Mnangagwa made the remarks on Friday at the United Family International Church (UFIC) Easter Conference in Chitungwiza.
Accompanying President Mnangagwa was Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Cde C.D.G.N. Chiwenga, the First Lady Amai A. Mnangagwa and Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province Cde Oliver Chidawu
President Mnangagwa also commended the church saying the nation should be united in order to build our own country as he always reiterates that “Nyika Inovakwa Nevene Vayo”
“Parents are urged to provide he requisite moral, social, ethical, and spiritual guidance to our children. We must train up our children in the way that they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it.
“As the name of this church ‘United Family International’ suggests, let us forever remain united as one big family within both the Church and the nation at large. For it is good and pleasant when we live together in unity, and results in the Lord bestowing His blessings. Let us equally never tire in our quest to build the Zimbabwe ‘we all want’ even as the fourth beatitude in Mathew," President Mnangagwa said.
The President assured the church that Government is implementing policies for growth of the economy in line the realisation of the National Vision and assured that Zimbabwe will continue to prosper against all headwinds.
“We are implementing policies to modernise, industrialise and grow our economy in pursuit of a higher quality of life for our people and the realisation of our National Vision to become a prosperous and empowered upper middle income economy.
“As your President, and with the grace and wisdom from Jehovah God, l assure you that our country will continue to prosper against all headwinds, which include climate change induced natural disasters, global economic shocks and the illegal economic sanctions among other works of spiritual forces and human detractors," President Mnangagwa said.
He said all the development, modernisation and business in Zimbabwe are testimony’s that with God nothing is impossible.
“The ongoing infrastructure development and the modernisation of our roads, ports of entry as well as the increased capacity utilisation, along with the dominance of the ‘Made in Zimbabwe’ products in our shops, vibrant business enterprises, innovative and entrepreneurial young people as well as the peace, tranquillity we are enjoying are an ample testimony that with God, nothing is impossible," His Excellency President Mnangagwa said.
President congratulated the church for working hard and archieving remarkable milestones.