ZCCB Secretary General Father Cleophas Lungu, who has disclosed the development, said the meeting will be held in Lusaka. “This is a regular meeting of Secretary Generals in the AMECEA region which has a membership of 8 Conferences. We are hoping to see them all come through, though it’s difficult for some countries like Somalia,” He said. He further said that the meeting will review AMECEA programmes and look at how countries are implementing the recommendations made by the bishops during the last AMECEA plenary in Malawi. “The AMECEA Bishops in their last plenary meeting in Malawi made resolutions that, as a region and respective conferences are to implement, so it is one of the matters that we shall be discussing,” Fr. Lungu said. Father Lungu has also said that the meeting would review AMECEA Secretariat programmes. “You might be aware that AMECEA Secretariat runs a lot of programmes like training of church leaders, so we shall look at that too and see how to improve the topics or the curriculum,” He said. “This meeting shall also be of pastoral solidarity, give support and encourage to each other as Secretary Generals,” He concluded. The meeting will be held at ZCCB Kapingila House in the catholic Secretariat premises. The last AMECEA Secretary General’s meeting was last held in Ethiopia.
Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) now Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) will from the 22nd to 26th August, 2016 host the regular meeting of Secretary Generals from Association of Member Episcopal Conference Eastern Africa (AMECEA) member countries.