Gazeti la Mzalendo la leo lina kichwa cha habari kisemacho.................Katiba isisabishe vurugu- Maaskofu......................... Na maudhui iliyomo ni kuwa mchakato wa kudai katiba mpya au marekebisho yake usifanyike katika mazingira ya kusababisha vurugu........................... Lakini pamoja na ukweli hayo yaliongelewa lakini la muhimu ni kuwa Maaskofu hao walitahahdharisha ya kuwa raia wasipotendewa haki amani itatoweka na vurugu kutokea.............................hivyo walikuwa wanatahadharisha juu ya mazingira ya uvunjwaji wa amani ambao waweza kutokea............................ Kwenye gazeti la habari leo............lenyewe lina kichwa cha habari kisemacho........................Maaskofu wahofu amani kuchezewa.................................... Na the Daily News lenyewe limeweka habari hii kama ifuatavyo.................. Clerics extol virtues of good leadership, peace DAILY NEWS Reporters, 25th December 2010 @ 11:59 CHRISTMAS SERMONS: Worshippers listen as Bishop Steven Wang'ana (inset) of the Mennonite Church of Tanzania delivers Christmas sermons at Upanga Mennonite Church in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. (Photos by Staff Photographer) The Arch-Bishop of the Mennonite Church of Tanzania, Mr Stephen Wang'ana, has called on government leaders to serve the people of this nation efficiently and with integrity. "Let ministers, permanent secretaries and all other entrusted leaders serve the people fairly, fight injustice and corruption. President Jakaya Kikwete appointed them to be exemplary," Bishop Wang'ana said when delivering sermons at Christmas mass on Saturday. He told worshippers that Jesus Christ brought salvation and peace, in the same way, leaders have been entrusted to serve the nation not to accumulate wealth. "The nation is sick and tired of bad news such as frequent power cuts, poor infrastructure, corruption, dubious contracts," he said, adding that it was high time dishonest leaders repented and walked on the clean path. On healing the wounds that stemmed from last October elections, Bishop Wang'ana said rival groups should now iron out their differences and join forces to build the nation. "It is time for reconciliation. Separated families should forgive each other and open a new chapter in life. Social frictions undermined unity, prosperity and peace," he observed. Quoting from the book of Luke Chapter 1 verse 79, that says; "Jesus came to give light to those still in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace," the bishop said peace would never triumph where there is resentment. "We need a country that is free from corruption, deprivation and demonstrations. Low income earners suffer a great deal because there are no drugs in public hospitals," he said, adding that for peace to prevail, that situation must change. Reverend Agutu Oballa of Sinza Mennonite Church challenged the national leadership to remember the down-trodden of society. "Africa has witnessed the suffering of her people in poverty, road accidents, disease, corruption and senseless wars. Nearly three quarters of the news that we received everyday is about bad incidents. Our leaders must change this scenario," Rev Oballa suggested. At national level, Christmas Eve prayers were held at St Joseph Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in Dar es Salaam. Delivering a homily, Auxiliary Bishop Eusebius Nzigirwa, implored Christians to fear God and stand for peace and love. He told worshippers on Friday night that it was only through worshipping God that Tanzanians would be able to enjoy living in peace and harmony. He called for peaceful resolutions of emerging conflicts in the country and urged Christians to follow the ways of Jesus Christ who was a symbol of holy life. Meanwhile, Saint Alban Anglican Church Assistant Provost, Father John Solomon, said the proposed constitutional review should serve the interests of the nation and not a group of people. "The birth of Jesus Christ that we celebrate today brings peace to us.We should pray for this peace to prevail always," said Father Solomon. He cautioned that for peace and tranquility to prevail, the people must be empowered economically. "Peace and harmony will prevail only if people are assured of a better life...There will be no peace if people live in poor conditions," he cautioned. Meanwhile, the Christmas Eve was celebrated peacefully in most parts of the city and the police were on the alert. A random survey at some police stations showed that until midnight, there was no major criminal incident that had happened.