A four-day 2014 Anglican Christian Father’s Fellowship of the Diocese on the Lake ended, recently, with participants expressing displeasure at the absence of a representative for Oguta local government area in the Imo State House of Assembly.
In an eight-point communiqué issued after the conference, held at St. James Anglican Church, Egwe, in Oguta Local Government Area, the conference urged whoever, or whatever agency, that is responsible for the inequality and denial of fair hearing to address same forthwith.
The ACFF also called on Anglicans in the political class to vie for political positions.
It, however, stated that they should be propelled by the vision to deliver righteous and selfless leadership anchored on Christ’s example.
On the perennial powere outage in Oguat local government area, the conference described the situation as unacceptable since Oguta is an oil producing area and called on the state ministry, agencies and persons involved to quickly reverse the scandalous trend.
The conference appreciated the state government’s largesse to youth of Oguta local government area through the ISOPADEC youth empowerment scheme where the sum of N250 million was disbursed to the youth.
It observed the efforts of the state government in the area of improved road network in the state which has improved and eased the usual traffic congestions in some parts of the state.
In a sermon at a church service that marked the grand finale of the conference, the guest preacher, Venerable Promise Oparanozie from Egbu Diocese appealed to parents, especially fathers, to intensify their child training tactics now that politics is around so that the children are not used as political thugs.
Ven. Oparanozie lamented that parents have been so engulfed in materialism that they have relegated the duty of child upbringing to the background and called for a redress in that direction.
Highlight on the conference was the cutting of the conference cake donated by Sir Uche Osoagba and the institution of the Diocesan political desk as well as a Fathers’ Day central planning committee instituted by the Bishop Diocese on the lake, Rt. Rev. Chijioke Oti (Ph.D) for all the fathers’ conference in the Diocese.