, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9 – President Mwai Kibaki has met and held discussions with members of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) who paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday.
During the talks, CAPA members led by the Chairman the most Rev Ian Ernest, commended President Kibaki and the coalition government for the strides made in the reform agenda in the country.
The Anglican Bishops observed that CAPA leadership, which has contributed immensely to the shaping of policy in various social aspects, would continue praying for peaceful implementation of the country’s new constitution among other reforms.
Bishop Earnest who is also the Archbishop of Indian Ocean briefed President Kibaki on the activities of the Pan African Organisation.
The chairman informed the President that CAPA leadership was fully committed to augmenting governments efforts in sustaining peace and stability in their individual countries.
“CAPA leadership has played a key role in contributing towards peace and stability in their respective countries. For example in the Sudan, Burundi, DRC and Kenya, the Anglican church has contributed to peace,” said Bishop Earnest.
CAPA leadership, the chairman said, is also strengthening collaboration with the African union and regional blocks including East African Common Market (EACM), SADC and ECOWAS to contribute to the birth of a new face of Africa.
On his part, President Kibaki impressed on the church to play a leading role in seeking peaceful and amicable solutions to conflicts in Sudan, the horn of Africa and other countries experiencing insecurity in the continent.
The Anglican Pan African organization was formed 30 years ago to provide the church with a platform to consult in a more coordinated approach to the challenges that hinder meaningful and dignified life for people on the continent.
CAPA is organised under 12 provinces which include Kenya, Southern African, Indian Ocean, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda, West Africa, Nigeria and the Diocese of Egypt which covers Middle East.
CAPA members in the meeting included the host, ACK Archbishop Eliud Wabukala and eleven other Anglican Bishops from across the continent.
In attendance were Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Muthaura and senior government officials.