AMECEA Urges Communicators to Embrace ICT

NAIROBI, MAY 15 (CISA) – Bishop Charles Kasonde chairman of the AMECEA Social Communications has challenged members of the organization to embrace ICT for evangelization.

The bishop was addressing a meeting in Nairobi attended by Communication co-ordinators, Catholic journalists and correspondents from the AMECEA region from 12th -15th May.

Bishop Kasonde noted that the workshop aimed at creating forum for fostering the development of ICT infrastructures and capacities of AMECEA conferences is crucial as it envisages the empowerment of Catholic communication co-ordinators and directors in the AMECEA region in ICT skills and synergizing

Bishop Kasonde, who hails from Solwezi Diocese in Zambia, emphasized the need to devise the ICT policy for the AMECEA region which will later be adopted by member countries.

According to Kasonde, It is time to evaluate where we have come from, where we are and how best we can move forward with our primary objective of “information dissemination and sharing”.

The Catholic Church in AMECEA region which includes Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and south Sudan has numerous strategies and social-development pastoral activities. This however, Bishop said, has been lagging behind as far as communication is concerned, due to ineffective ICT system and lack of “proper guiding policies” guiding the system

Bishops of AMECEA, had resolved to establish ICT Policy, during the 18th AMCEA plenary held i n Lilongwe July 2014.

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