CITAM Business Forum (CBF) hosted a CEOs breakfast meeting this morning, 17th March 2022, at Nairobi’s Serena Hotel. Speaking during the meeting, Bishop Calisto Odede thanked the organisers of the meeting who included Elder David Tanki, Rev. Dr. Jacob Kimathi and officials of the CBF committee. The Bishop encouraged the attendees that it is possible to change the negative narrative on Africa by creating wealth. “Wealth is a blessing from God,” the Bishop said making reference to Isaac who was blessed by God through wealth creation.
The Chief Guest, Hon. David Osiany, HSC, Chief Administrative Secretary (Deputy Minister) at Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development, lauded the venture of bringing Christian business people together. “I am excited to know this is a Christian business forum because there is power in business,” Hon. Osiany said. He encouraged the participants to take advantage of the existing business opportunities provided by the government through his ministry.
The breakfast attracted CEOs from different sectors of the economy. Present in the meeting was Rev. Karita Mbagara (CITAM Deputy Bishop), Council of Elders, members of the Deacon Board, Rev. Ken Isige (Director for Administration), Rev. Kwame Rubadiri (Head of CED), and representatives from assemblies’ CBF chapters.
CBF is an empowerment initiative by CITAM which aims at empowering her members to prosper in their businesses for the Glory of God. This is achieved through training and development, fellowship forums and networking and partnerships.
The Vision of CBF is “To see a thriving community of believers serving God and impacting the world for Jesus through business while the Mission is, “To promote, inspire, develop and empower believers to make wealth for God’s glory.”
The forum operates with a central committee that oversees the global activities and a local committee at the assembly level that oversees the activities of the assembly chapter’s activities.