Trending reports from Malawi’s neighboring country, Zambia say that there are notable changes in the skies as there are national prayers meant to chip the country out of economic woes that have befallen it.
The prayers which are being held and are a novelty of President Edgar Lungu are aimed at among other things seeking God’s intervention for the stabilization of the currency of the country.
The prayers are also meant to help the nation prosper in all aspects of development.
But reports that Malawi24 has been following on various social platforms indicate that in the midst of the prayers, there were notable mysterious changes in the skies in the capital Lusaka.
” I saw the skies change. That’s the power of prayer”, one Zambian replied to a tweet about the reported change.
Ironically, the Zambians believe that their prayers have since been answered by God and that it was now time for change.
Among other notable things, there were what looked like rainbow shadows with a circular looking shadow that bestowed the area of prayer in Lusaka.
According to a report by the Lusaka Times the prayers started around 13hrs the break of the fast at 18:00 hours and that drinking joints and other places of entertainment got instructions to close with the Football Association also canceling all domestic games.
The kwacha fell 0.3 percent to 11.715 against the dollar as of 1:10 p.m. in Lusaka on Friday. Yields on the Eurobond due 2027 have climbed 236 basis points to 11.73 percent since it was sold in July.
Copper prices have dropped more than 20 percent in the past year, prompting companies such as Glencore Plc to consider shutting mines and fire thousands of workers.
Zambia is Africa’s second-largest producer of the metal, which accounts for 70 percent of export income. The slump in the industry will curb economic growth to a 17-year low of 3.4 percent in 2015, according to estimates from Barclays Plc.
Zambians have been forced to endure power cuts of as long as 14 hours a day in Lusaka as drought caused water levels to drop at Lake Kariba hydropower plants, which supply the nation with almost half of its electricity. Dry weather has also caused a 22 percent slump in production this year of corn, the staple food, boosting inflation.
18th October 2015 was declared a national day of prayer and fasting in Zambia by the nation’s Lungu.
Zambia is officially and constitutionally a Christian nation according to the 1996 constitution.