Sierra Leone joins African International Christian Leadership Centre (CACP)
Some Sierra Leonean Christians on Saturday 17th July at the Wilberforce Army Training Centre organized a one-day ceremony to welcome the President of the Africa International Christian Leader Hon Dr. Victor Dan- Jumbo from Nigeria.
He was in Sierra Leone to officially deliver a Letter of Appointment to their new members in Sierra Leone who would represent Africa International Christian in the country. The welcome ceremony was well attended by hundreds of ardent Christians who are committed in becoming members of the organization. The organization focuses on the advancement of Christians in politics.
Speaking at the ceremony, Rev. Dr. Martins Sesay who chaired the program expressed delight over the extension of the centre in the country as the organization was born out of the commitment to call on Christians onto the road of righteousness which is the only way to exalt a nation.
He added that the organizationâ€™s aim was to sensitize Christian believers in Africa and the Diaspora to embrace leadership and good governance in the interest of our beloved nation.
Mr. Sesay called on Christians to rise up to the challenges of the moment and vie for leadership position in this nation. He encouraged Christians to participate in full time politics in order to make a change in the country.
Rev Sesay noted that Christians are to be committed to the injunction of Christ and urged them to embrace the culture of righteousness, love and the truth. He said their words should be their bond with the fear of God being of paramount importance to them, and not to be lured by the office they occupy.
He implored Christians to say capital NO to violence, no to bribery, no to corruption, no to thuggery and not to all the vices that will jeopardize their future and the vision bearers of tomorrow. I
Instead, he emphasized, Christians should say yes to peace, yes to integrity, yes to accountability, yes to transparency, yes to education for all Sierra Leoneans, yes to equal opportunity for all, and yes to political and economic growth of the country.
â€œOur future belongs to us, as Christians have the mandate from God to be truthful and righteous.â€
He maintained that Christ has already paid the price for their total emancipation from slavery, mentality as they are well able to rule, to lead and to do the work.
The overviewÂ and aims and objectives of CACP-SL was delivered by Pastor A. Boaz Bangura, National Coordinator, who disclosed that the organization was formed in Nigeria on the 1st October 2009 and they inaugurated it in Sierra Leone on the 27th April, 2010.
He noted that since pre and post colonial rule, Africa has been a continent plagued with crisis after crisis, wars, diseases, hunger and hardship, adding that over eight million people are suffering in direr need of emergency assistance of one form or the other.
Mr. Bangura highlighted the aims and objectives of the organization which, among other things, is to sensitize Christian believers in Africa and the Diaspora and embrace leadership and governance for accelerated development in our continent. to also create genuine platform for the mobilization of African Christians to participate in purposeful leadership in the governments of African countries.Â
The organization also creates innovation in the art of leadership and to point people back to their creator, making them mindful of their creatorâ€™s purpose. Leading African Christian Believers and establishing them through word of life.
Also, to establish in the heart of African Christians the initiative needed to administer with the fear of God, to maintain integrity, honour, dignity, uprightness and to remain consistent in the transforming Africa into a model continent comparable to our heavenly kingdom. To defend, protect and propagate the good policies of African governments in order to ensure integrity. To rule in righteousness and create wealth for African nations;
Other objectives include:
- To take all meaningful and productive measures at disseminating the ideals of good governance within our polity.
- To promote credible free and fair election and to embark on anti corruption crusade;
- To establish our creatorâ€™s kingdom here on the earth, and to lead African/women back to God;
- To care for the less privileged in the African society and help restore hope to the hopeless.
- To raise a network premium and to encourage public office holders in Africa to uphold Christian tenets in accountability, transparency, uprightness, commitment and excellence while in office.
- To encourage and propagate the promotion of an egalitarian African society guided upon the principles of equality, freedom and justice.
- To respect the sacredness of our judicial system based on the rule of law as contained in the constitutions of African nation and many more.
He however maintained that the African International Christian Leadership centre shall put in the right perspective, defend and instill democratic culture among Africans that the nations of Africa fulfil their responsibilities in the social contract.
Guest Speaker, Hon, Dr. Victor Dan- Jumbo who is also the President of the organization, expressed his profound thanks and appreciation to Sierra Leonean Christians for embracing the organization.
He noted that the CACP is an organization that will transform the minds of Christians not only to be followers of Christ but to take active part in politics.
As the organization centres on the advancement of Christians in politics, he encouraged other Christians to join the organization as is free to be part of the call of righteousness.
The office is situated at #13 Baidali Drive, opposite Nigeria High Commission Residence, Hill Station, Freetown.
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