By Bermard Mutambudzi
A visiting Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) delegation has described Zimbabwe as hospitable country and a beacon of peace.
Reverend Tody Kamara from Mali said Zimbabweans are peaceful citizens as evidenced by the holding of elections which were free and fair.
“Zimbabweans are wise people, a symbol of peace in Africa, I admire this nation, the people are friendly and kind,’ he said.
Reverend Kamara commended the country for upholding peace before, during and after the elections, describing Zimbabweans as mature people who love peace.
“On behalf (FFWPU), I would like to congratulate the people of Zimbabwe for voting in peace on July 30,” he said adding, “Let the peace that was experienced during the election continue to prevail forever.
“For a country to develop, there is need for peace and Zimbabwe is poised for economic growth as every investor is willing to work in a peaceful country like this,” he said.
FFWPU is a faith based organisation, a network of families and family-related organisations from different religions with the goal of promoting ideal families that worship God. It was founded by Dr Hak Ja Ha Moon from South Korea.
FFWPU is an institution working with the United Nations dedicated to achieving peace in the world.
This year’s Peace and Family Festival running under the theme “Strong and Healthy Families Make a Healthy and Prosperous Nation” would be held on 21 November 2018, at the Giant National Sports Stadium.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be the guest speaker, where Dr Moon will bless 40 000 couples drawn from the ten provinces of the country and pray for a peace and prosperity of the country.
The organisers of the event said the purpose of the festival is to heal the wounds of the past and support the Zimbabwe’s government’s endeavours for peace and reconciliation.