Bread of life church presiding Bishop Joe Imakando, who is also EFZ (Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia) Chairperson on Sunday 26th June led members of the Clergy in paying their last respect to the late Second Republican President Dr. Frederick TJ Chiluba at Mulungushi Conference Centre were the body of the late former head of state was laying in state. He passed on in the early hours of Saturday 18th June.
|(Above) Pastor Amoni, the General Secretary of EFZ flanked by Bishop Joe Imakando and other men of God praying for late second republican President FJT Chiluba |
| (Above) Bishop Joe Imakando viewing the body of the late former president|
|Bishop Imakando answering questions from Journalists at Mulungushi Conference Centre after he viewed the body of the late former President|
On Monday 27th June Bishop joined the Clergy comprising of Chaplains from Defence forces, Christian Council of Zambia, Evangelical Fellowship, Zambia Episcopal Conference and others in the funeral service of the late president. Bishop led in intercession for the family at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
Dr. Chiluba was an advocate for multiparty democracy, ruled Zambia for 10 years from 1991 to 2001, during his reign he declared Zambia a Christian nation and liberalised the economy.Thousands of people including Mr. Rupiah Banda the current President of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda the first president, others included the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tshwangirai and former Tanzania head of state Benjamin Mukapa to mention but a few. And people from all walks of life came to pay their respect to the former head of state.
Doctor Chiluba's death is a loss to the whole nation, it has lost a man who stood for what he believed in and proclaimed the name of the Lord in the land inspite of his high office.