The Apostolic Christian Church of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) says it will use its inaugural congress to be held later this month to urge church leaders under the banner to empower women and youths while urging the marginalised to register to vote so that they have a say on issues of national governance.

The ACCZ leadership is bracing up for the organisation’s first ever elective congress to be held in Bulawayo from the 27th to the 29th of this month which could witness the introduction of new leaders since the organisation was formed seven years ago.

ACCZ president Archbishop Johannes Ndanga who met some bishops in Bulawayo ahead of the congress said the gathering will be essential as he seeks to educate church leaders to respect women and youths through rolling out empowerment programmes for the marginalised.

Archbishop Ndanga said the congress will focus on unity amongst churches as conflict only brings misery.

The congress will be held under the theme, “National Global Peace, an Agenda for the Church”.