Bishop of the Diocese of Yola in Nigeria, Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza has been elected Second Vice-President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, (SECAM).
The Bishop was elected at an extraordinary meeting of SECAM held in Accra from February 14 to 17, 2023.
The election, SECAM says is in tandem with articles 12 and 13 of chapter IV of the SECAM By-Laws and was aimed at filling vacant spots in the leadership of SECAM following the demise of its President, Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr.
It was also aimed at approving the 2022-2025 SECAM Strategic Plan.
At this meeting, Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese of Ghana, Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, who until the meeting was acting Treasurer, was confirmed for the role.
Past Vice- President, Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo was also confirmed as new President for the Symposium.
“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 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,” A SECAM statement said.