By Paschal Norbert
KIGALI, JULY 19,2022 (CISA) – The SIGNIS Africa Congress and Assembly of Delegates meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, from July 11 to 15, has elected new board members that will lead the association for the next four years.
In a communique shared with CISA, the election of the new office bearers is in tandem with the “provisional constitution of SIGNIS-Africa signed in 2019 at the Addis Ababa SIGNIS Africa Congress,” which “was ratified and adopted as the substantive legal document to guide and regulate the operations of the association.”
The new officials include Rev Fr Prof, Walter Ihejirika from Nigeria as President, Rev Fr Alberto Buque from Mozambique as Vice President and Rev Fr Dieu-Donne Kofi Davor from Ghana as Secretary General and Treasurer of SIGNIS Africa Board.
The other members of the board are Rev Fr Webb Amouzou from Côte d’Ivoire representing the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) region, Sr. Adelaide Ndilu from Kenya representing the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region, Rev Fr Fidele Mutambazi from Rwanda representing the Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa(ACEAC) region, and Br Alfonce Kugwa from Zimbabwe representing the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) region.
The members of SIGNIS Africa, which brings together Catholic communication professionals in Africa were meeting on the theme: “Communication, Synodality and the Church in Africa.”
In the communique signed by Rev Fr Prof Ihejirika, President, SIGNIS Africa, on July 15, “The Assembly’s focus was on delineating feasible ways of encouraging togetherness in the journey of faith on the African continent through various means of communication.”