African Christians must ‘wage war’ against misuse of international aid by their governments, concluded a Nairobi consultation organised by the All-Africa Conference of Churches, the region’s Roman Catholic Symposium of Episcopal Conferences and Action for churches Together for Development. The Bishop of Burundi, Rt Revd Pie Ntukamazina, said accountability and an end to endemic corruption and bureaucracy were critical for Africa’s liberation. The Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will produce an action plan when it meets in Ghana this September. This will review progress on implementing 50 commitments, agreed to by 100 countries, to ensure aid is effectively channelled to those who need it most.
Source: Church Times (30/5)