The Roman Catholic Church here has commended President John Magufuli and his entire team for their efforts to restore integrity in the public service.
Speaking in an exclusive interview he offered to the ‘Daily News’, the Archbishop of Mwanza Catholic Archdiocese, Juda Thadeus Ruwaichi, said the nation was witnessing a new style of leadership from the Fifth Phase Government. He said he supports all the actions being taken by the government to restore honesty and integrity in public — especially the fight against graft.
“While we celebrate the talents of men in leading the families and the church, we have to also recognise the good leadership of our national leaders in restoring ethics, integrity and the rule law.
That spirit should be adopted by other pillars of the state,” he said. The church leader said it was encouraging to see that tough measures are being taken against corrupt elements and dishonest leaders in the society. He was of the view that without good morals neither the church nor the political leadership would prosper to make Tanzania livable.
Meanwhile, the Archbishop challenged men to be real leaders in safeguarding peace and prosperity in their families. He was speaking at Kawekamo spiritual centre yesterday as he led male Catholics to celebrate their day.
He said men should always ensure that their families remain stable to enable them fight for their well-being in the society. He cautioned them over regarding themselves as superior, saying it was only cooperation in families and the nation at large that will make their contributions recognised.
“Men will always remain heads in families but that does not guarantee them of turning into masters with no limitations,” he said. The day was marked by members from all 33 Parishes in the Diocese and was specifically for reminding all the men to maintain their symbol of stability and security.
Archbishop Ruwaichi said Mwanza was set to hold huge Holy Eucharist congregation in June this year that will be attended by all bishops, priests and representatives of the faithful nationwide.