A non-governmental organisation, Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) has identified poor governance as fundamental factor impeding rapid socio-economic development in African region.
The executive director of the organisation reverend father Aniedi Okure stated this at the ongoing advocacy conference organised for religious women at divine love retreat and Conference Center DRACC,Emene on Tuesday.
Reverend Father Okure who said that only inclusive citizenship participation in governance would bring about positive change also called on African leaders to create enabling environment for their citizens to thrive in their various areas of life endeavours.
He said the essence of the conference is to mobilize the people to engage the government and the public in addressing the political ills in Africa through robust legislation, and sensitization.
While presenting a paper entitled “The Bearing of Christian Faith in Africa”, Reverend Sister Benedette Okure called on women to form formidable force to fight against all forms of violence against women and children.
In separate interviews, some of the participants including Reverend Sister Mary Fidelia Alao and a legal practitioner, Juliet Nwankwo described the conference as apt stressing that it would assist in mobilizing African women towards addressing socio-economic ills in African continent.
Africa Faith and Justice Network was founded in 2016 in line with the mission of Washington, DC Based Africa Faith and Justice Network to address the systematic injustice in Africa.