Indigenous Churches are now part of the action to fight drug abuse and all forms of harmful practices currently affecting lives of many young people across communities.
Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe(ACCZ) recently held a community engagement at Kuera Apostolic Christian Church in Epworth. The engagement was aimed at raising awareness to members of the community on issues around drug abuse.
This was held under the theme: “Role of the church in fostering peace and making a c all against drug abuse and and domestic violence(Romans 13 Vs 1-7)”
Addressing gatherers, ACCZ Official Bishop Honest Mupepe said the church has a role to play in mitigating drug abuse to protect youths from harmful practices.
“As the church we are there to compliment government efforts to fight against drug abuse and harmful practices in different sections of the society.”
“Drugs and violence is the main issue affecting lives of young people. Against this background, the church can make a different through teachings for restoration.”
Bishop Mupepe added that the church is determined to work with councillors and legislators to fight against drug abuse in the society.
“We shall work with all leaders in our society, particularly Members of Parliament and Councillors to fight against drug abuse. We need to join our hands together to win the fight,” he said.
The event was attended by political leaders across the divide.