Summary anniversary MCC Gabon


The Christian Movement of Managers and Leaders of Gabon (MCC-G), celebrated its 10th anniversary from January 10 to 12, 2020, at the Petit Séminaire Saint-Jean in Libreville. These days revolved around the theme:

“The Christian Movements of professionals in Africa, issues and perspectives facing the current challenges of the continent”.

This celebration saw the participation of sister movements, such as the MCC-France, represented by Mr. Jean-Baptiste TARNEAUD, member of the National Office (in charge of communication and partnerships); Mrs. Philomène Chantal KOUAM, National Councilor of the Community of Christian Life (CLC) of Cameroon and Mr. Jean-Jacques JAOZANDRY, Vice-president of the MCC-P Madagascar.

Thus, the first day was marked by an opening mass at “la Maison Libermann”, celebrated by Monsignor Eusebius Chinekezi OGBONNA MANAGWU, Bishop of Port-Gentil and Chairman of the Apostolate, Laity and Life and Family, Youth Commission.

The Bishop invited the members of the MCC to enter into the victory of Christ and to bring the victory of Christ wherever they are. Likewise, he exhorted the participants to bring the world of work into the victory of Christ.

The day of Saturday began with the presentation of the history of the MCC Gabon. The participants were edified by the major stages which marked the launch of the MCC Gabon in 2006, until its formalization in January 2010, by His Excellency Monsignor Basile MVE ENGONE Metropolitan Archbishop of Libreville.

Then, during the conference-debate, the different speakers shared their experiences and the commitment of their movements to the current crises. Discussions also focused on the position of the Catholic Church vis-à-vis the diversity of religious currents, the importance for Catholics to mark their identity and to commit themselves to the transformation of society.

Finally, the speakers looked confidently on the expected demographic growth for the next few years, emphasizing the training of young people to ensure sustainable growth. The day ended with an excursion to the RAPONDA WALKER arboretum, an opportunity for the MCC-G to make its guests discover the advantages of our forest, the first wealth of our country.

The day of Sunday January 12, 2020, which marked the end of the activities, was an opportunity for the MCC-G to present all the teams that had succeeded during its 10 years of existence, and the different projects that animate the life of each of them. Thus, six (6) teams, grouping together around fifty members, have been set up in two (2) of the six (6) dioceses in the country. However, contacts are under way in the other dioceses for the expansion of the movement.

This day was also marked by the signing of the official partnership between MCC-Gabon and MCC-France.

This partnership will allow the exchange of concrete elements in terms of communication, training (for members and support staff) and the structure of the two movements in order to promote mutual aid.

During the closing mass, Mgr. Eusebius gave the MCC-G, following the example of St John Baptist, a mission to go further and higher to be a real vector for the transformation of our society.

For the next few decades, each member is called to reflect the light of the Gospel wherever they are, and to carry the MCC-G motto “Be what you are, and value what you do.” The 10th anniversary festivities ended with a fraternal lunch.

Signed in Libreville, January 20, 2020 The Communication Commission.