Shyaka was speaking during the consultative meeting on the role of religious organizations in family development which brought together different government institutions and representatives of faith-based organizations operating in the country aimed at exchanging views on strategies of increased collaboration among concerned institutions for family development.
He commended the role of churches in building moral fibers of communities but called for accelerated involvement in addressing family-related challenges including poverty and family-based violence.
According to RGB, society still faces problems like murder, divorce, family and community disputes and orphans without foster families among others which calls for interventions so they can be squarely addressed.
Bishop of Kibungo Catholic Diocese, Antoine Kambanda said that Catholic Church always teaches people on good societal norms, saying they will add more efforts to solve problems that still undermine welfare of families.
“Children always need families; the Catholic Church has introduced a commission focusing on addressing family challenges. We are coordinating different activities which will help strengthen the development of society,” he said.