All Africa Theological Education by Extension Association General Secretary Rev. Kangwa Mabuluki says the Church cannot be taken as a model for leadership due to the fact that the Church systems lack transparency, they are autocratic, gender insensitive and in certain cases embrace nepotism.
Rev. Mabuluki said this in his keynote speech entitled Transforming and Empowering Leadership “The church as a model for leadership and governance in Society” just before the guest of honour spoke at the Conference. He pointed out that the authoritative institutional agenda made the Church fall short of being a model of leadership.
He said the transformation that the Church needed was to dismantle the problems that existed in the structures and also strengthen the theological base adding that there was need to empower the people so that they could begin to speak for themselves.
Meanwhile Brethren In Christ Church (BIC) Overseer Bishop Thuma Hamukang’andu says the Church is ready to help government dialogue with mine investors concerning the issues that the mining industry is currently facing.
Bishop Hamukang’andu said this yesterday at the on-going CCZ General Conference when he gave a Vote of Thanks after the speech by the Guest of Honour Hon. Mwenya Musenge who is the Copperbelt Province Minister.
“We have given you the responsibility to manage affairs of the nation and therefore we expect you to speak for the people in instances where investors threaten to pull out due to economic challenges.”
The Bishop said, adding that the Church stood ready to help the government to dialogue with the investors in order to address the economic issues that affect the people of Zambia.