1000 Development Channel (DC) Staff Pray for Africa’s Unity
As a culture at Development Channel every last Saturday of the month is request night. Given Development Channel’s vision of liberating Africa from poverty, a task which seems impossible, request night is simply asking for grace from God that makes all things possible through prayer. The theme of this month’s request night was “The God of Unity.”
In the words of a modern Pan-Africanist, Chairman and founder of Development Channel Charles N. Lambert, Africa’s identity for a long time has been synonymous with poverty and death. He knows too well that Africa does not only need ideals but also God in order to confront this disgusting image.
For far too long Africa has lagged behind based on funny factors like the pull down syndrome. While the most part of the world puts so much concentration on helping each other up, for example the Indians, Chinese and Americans help themselves up the journey of success which is not a common phenomenon in Africa. It is only Africans that have not yet noticed the notion that there is ample space up in the sky for everyone, and it is more crowded down below.
Development Channel Chairman stated that our political independence was spear headed by a strong spirit of unity by a breed of Pan-Africanists that put Africa first with a united goal and bent all their strength to this attainment, so we must recognize that our economic independence resides in our African union and requires the same concentration upon the economic achievement. He explained that, that spirit of Pan-Africanism now resides in one leader across the whole continent, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and he demanded that all African governments must embrace his legacy of freedom and security. The reality of the matter is that Pan-Africanism was introduced by Black Americans like William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) Du Bois. They introduced Pan-Africanism to African students studying in Europe and America. It is this spirit and Pan-African ideology that these students brought back home to Africa and pushed it forward to attain political independence.
In order to achieve Africa’s unity, DC staff prayed for end of; Xenophobia, tribalism, classism, pulldown syndrome and illiteracy in Africa. It is sad that at this day and age, we still judge people by where they come from rather than their content of character. It’s only in Africa where Public Servants act like they’re a class above everyone else ignoring that they’re in those offices to serve the people.
No sporadic act nor pious resolution can resolve Africa’s present problems. Even if thousands of NGOs participated, nothing will be of avail, except the act of a united Africa.
Even God desires that Africa be united because He is a God of unity as evidenced in Genesis where The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” Through Africa’s unity that staff were praying for, there is nothing that will hinder Development Channel army from winning the economic war. Present at the request night were the following celebrated personalities; Cleopatra Koheirwe, Douglas Lwanga, Mathew Nabwiso, Eleanor Nabwiso, Andrew Kyamagero, Coco Finger, Roger Mugisha, Mushema Housen, Richard Tuwangye, Joel Jenkins among others.