The National Catholic Secretariat has launched a five year Medium Term Programme, the Critical Pathways, for 2012-2016. This,?seeks to provide a framework for the achievement of the objective of integration of the Church?s development effort.
Speaking at the launching, the Executive Secretary of the Department of Human Development of the National Catholic Secretariat Samuel Zan Akologo, said the programme hopes to establish a blue print that will put together stakeholders to work together internally as well as serve as the external communications for partnerships, resource mobilization and networking.
The Medium Term Programme also known as Critical Pathways is the outcome of broad based consultations with the sector Directors at the National Secretariat and Development Officers of Dioceses and Archdioceses.
He averred that the Critical Pathways are intended to be broad plans of action not prescriptions, saying that, they are not activities to be implemented but rather guide the activities of the Secretariat and help define the Department?s ultimate results to be achieved.
‘These are Support for Good Governance, Protecting and Improving Livelihoods of the Poor; Effective Delivery of Complementary Social Services and Youth Self Employment and Empowerment. The rest are Emergency and Crises Response, Promoting Justice and Peace, Organizational Effectiveness and Protecting the Vulnerable and Socially Excluded.’
Also, the Vicar General of the Wa Dioceses Father Cornelius Naah Bayirinoba, on his part enumertated that the Catholic Church is not only concerned with the spiritual development of man alone, but his material wellbeing as well.