EAST AFRICA SUB-REGION

EAST AFRICA SUB-REGION

CHRISTIAN PROFESSIONALS OF TANZANIA (CPT))

Catholic Professionals of Tanzania (CPT) is one of the church groups in Tanzania well recognized within the Church and the Tanzanian society at large. For the past three years, activities of the movement focused on Moral Revival Movement (MRM).

a. ACTIVITIES

Reflection on Ethics in Public Policy Making.

Currently, CPT members are involved in engaging public leaders and politicians on how to come up with policies that safeguard the welfare of every Tanzanian. This ongoing reflection is aiming at holding a bigger Forum (2019) in commemoration of two decades since the demise of Mwalimu J. K. Nyerere. The theme will be “People centred Development.” A number of topics will be explored.

They include:

  • Pro-poor Economic Policies
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Social Protection
  • Education for Self-Reliance
  • Ethics Financial Services
  • Public Accountability and Responsibility

 

  • Radio Programme:

CPT in collaboration with Radio Tumaini runs a weekly programme on MRM- some of the topics covered include: The meaning of MRM; Theological meaning of the MRM; Family and its role in MRM; Cultural Factors/Aspects in MRM; Role of Politics in MRM; Ethics in Financial Services; Moral Aspects in Social Protection.

  • Animation visits are made to various Dioceses

CPT has been organizing animation visits are made to various Dioceses aimed at enhance peer learning among dioceses in areas of MRM. In 2018, visits were made to about 30% of all Dioceses.

  • Civic Education:

CPT has a history of actively participating in various national socioeconomic and political issues. During the period 2011-2015, CPT took an active lead in the constitution making process, even though the country has not managed to get a new constitution. CPT also takes an active role in sensitizing the citizenry to make informed political choices including electing responsible leaders.

b. CHALLENGES

Tanzania is going through interesting but also difficult political transformation since the 2015 general elections in a manner that requires a prophetic response of CPT. The planned congress to commemorate two decades since the demise of Mwalimu J. K. Nyerere offers an opportunity to reflect on the current political status of the country.

  • KENYA MOVEMENT OF CATHOLIC PROFESSIONALS  (KMCP) 
  • Union Xavéri des Adultes de Kigali- Rwanda
  • CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONALS OF UGANDA (CAPU))
  • ETHIOPIA
  • SOUTH SUDAN