Apostolic church meeting postponed

mapostori.jpegHARARE - A child immunization stake-holders meeting previously scheduled for last Friday, between officials from the Prime Ministers office and members of the apostolic churches, has been deffered to May 15. (Pictured: Members of the apostolic church)

The meeting is a follow-up to a gathering held recently in Harare. The postponement was due to what sources said was allowing sponsors, UNICEF, to make adequate preparations.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai joined forces with members of the apostolic churches and other interested parties, to fight preventable diseases such as measles which continue to claim the lives of children. Some apostolic churches were reluctant to immunize children against the diseases, said a UNICEF source on condition of anonymity.

There are reports that some apostolic churches infiltrated by Zanu (PF), may boycott the next meeting, claiming the Prime Minister is gaining popularity through such gatherings. Sources said Zanu (PF) was urging apostles to defy the Prime Ministers call for a blanket child immunization campaign. We are being urged by Zanu (PF) officials, to stick to our moral and Christian values, which discourage child immunization. They said we must not naively part with church values, said a source in the apostolic church.

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