Leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been named president of African Christian Coalition for Israel Ltd (AFRICCI), an international development charity organization that focuses on providing access to meaningful development, investments, safe water and sanitation and building resilient communities among others.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Secretary General for AFRICCI Catherine Nabagesera Naava confirmed the appointment of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri as AFRICCI’s President.
“I can indeed confirm to you that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is our President and we appointed him last year in abstentia and lucky enough, he accepted the appointment. We will officially inaugurate him in March at a function to be held in Uganda, but as I speak, he has already started executing his duties as president of AFRICCI,” said Naava.
According to Naava, Bushiri was appointed on grounds that he is one of Africa’s fastest rising young prophets and has wide influence on his followers and Christians across Africa.
“This being a church organization, it only made sense to have a serving church leader as President and at the same time, religious leaders have powerful influence on people than political leaders.
“We opted for Prophet Bushiri because he has travelled to so many parts of Africa and understands African way of life. At the same time, he is young and energetic, giving us hope that he will execute his duties with good health and energetically,” she told Nyasa Times.
“We have also monitored Prophet Shepherd Bushiri for some time and we realized he has been instrumental to Malawi’s development and despite being a prophet, he is also an entrepreneur and a patriotic citizen. His love for investments and entrepreneurship is just so inspiring. At the same time, religious leaders have more influence on their followers than political leaders,” explained Naava.
Naava who is also Special Presidential Assistant on political affairs to President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, explained that Bushiri will among others help to spearhead development activities that have been identified in African countries which will be funded by AFRICCI through its partners.
“Our vision is to use home-grown solutions based on biblical principles, instilling pan-Africanism in the young energetic population in Africa. We have partnered a number of respected development organizations including National Standard, a global infrastructure investor and owner who will work hand in hand with Prophet Bushiri and African governments to implement developments with grants that will be given through AFRICCI,” said Naava.
According to Naava, AFRICCI’s development partner National Standard has already pumped in over $500 million to Nigerian government for Crude refinery and earmarked different developments in Africa.
Reacting to the news, Bushiri could not hide his excitement and described his appointment as a “blessing from God.”
“Am happy for this appointment and there hasn’t been much of time to waste so I got to business the moment I was approached and asked to be president of AFRICCI and as I speak, I just conducted different successful meetings with delegates from different African countries including South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. I believe we will earmark some developments we can do in Malawi,” explained Bushiri .
“I believe Africa will never be the same and that Malawi will also benefit a lot from this post. I know people will expect a lot, but I have confidence that God will help me through and I have strong faith that we will transform lives,” Bushiri told Nyasa Times.
AFRICCI was created in 2014 with a vision of founders, men and women of God who desire to put their biblical principles in action. It brings together churches and Christians throughout Africa with a heart for growth and lobbies for funding from its members and development partners.
The organization is still in its formation stage but has already successfully secured over $1 billion for African development.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :