President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of defense to speed up the establishment of the chaplaincy school for the defense forces.
President Lungu has also directed the ministry to recruit more Chaplains to meet the spiritual and ethical needs of men and women in uniform.
The Head of State says the chaplains and their assistants require specialist training as their work is different from the regular church settings.
President Lungu said this in a speech read on his behalf by Minister of Defence Davies Chama.
This was during the Consecration and induction ceremony of Reverend Brigadier General Vincent Mwenya as Chaplain General to the office and Apostle for the Defence Forces.