Gizo churches elect office bearers

Western Provincial capital Gizo
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GIZO based Church representatives came together yesterday to form an association that would lead the various religious organisations in the township.

Pastor Steven Aretana of SSEC has been elected as the Chair of the Association which is now known as the Church and Economical Group.

His appointment was welcomed by most church members of various denominations attending the meeting.

Pastor Aretana will be supported by his Vice Reverend Lawrence Kimaere of the Catholic Church.

According to Aretana the establishment of the association is a huge achievement to revive religious partnership between churches and also the Western Provincial Government, so as non-government organisations and civil society organisations.

He said he is looking forward to executing the task conferred to him by church members and other stakeholders.

Aretana also called on Churches to render support towards the elected executive to make sure plans and objectives are fully executed.

He acknowledged church members for the trust and confident put to him to lead the association.

Island Sun understands the executive will host another meeting at the end of this month to map out necessary objectives for the executive to tap in the next two years. Invitations will be sent to Western Provincial Government, Government agencies, NGOs and Civil Society Organisation to attend the important meeting