SECAM RECOMPOSES STANDING COMMITTEE, APPROVES STRATEGIC PLAN
The Standing Committee of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar recently rose from her extraordinary meeting, in which she addressed the situation of vacancies within her structure, studied and approved her Strategic Plan 2022-2025. After meaningful and successful deliberations from February 14-17, 2023, at her secretariat in Accra, Ghana, the Standing Committee through the President of the Symposium, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo issued a Press Release to the Church, Family of God in Africa and the Islands and to all Men and Women of Goodwill.
The Press Release has it that, “observing the provisions of Articles 12 and 13 of Chapter IV of the SECAM By-Laws, we, the members of the Standing Committee of SECAM confirmed the immediate past SECAM Vice-President, Fridolin Cardinal AMBONGO, for the position of President of SECAM, replacing the late Richard Cardinal BAAWOBR. We did the same to Most Rev. Lucio Andrice MUANDULA, from the position of Second Vice-President to the position of the First Vice-President. Lastly, we elected Most Rev. Stephen Dami MAMZA, Bishop of the Diocese of Yola in Nigeria as the Second Vice-President of SECAM and confirmed Most Rev, Gabriel Edoe KUMORDJI as the Treasurer.”
Fridolin Cardinal AMBONGO (the new President of SECAM)
Also stressed in the Release is the fact that, “in this way, the SECAM Presidential Council is recomposed taking into consideration the SECAM linguistic representations (French, Portuguese and English), So currently the Council is as follow: President: Fridolin Cardinal AMBONGO (Democratic Republic of Congo), First Vice President: Most Rev. Lucio Andrice MUANDULA (Mozambique), Second Vice President: Most Rev. Stephen Dami MAMZA (Nigeria), Treasurer: Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe KUMORDJI (Ghana)”
It is notable as well, that at the just concluded meeting the Standing Committee, “among other matters, studied and approved the SECAM Strategic Plan 2022-2025”
Kudos to the SECAM, her Standing Committee and all the members of the Symposium. May the Church continue to march forward in all ramifications in Africa and all over the world.