Bamenda, 01 May, 2022 / 8:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who was elected President of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC) Saturday, April 30 has said his three-year mandate involves working toward lasting peace in the Central Africa nation.
In a Saturday, April 30 statement, officials of NECC announce new officer bearers elected during the 47th Plenary Assembly of the forum that brought together those at the helm of Catholic Dioceses in Cameroon that took place in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé.
“At the end of their deliberations, the Bishops made the following elections and appointments: President of NECC: His Grace Andrew Nkea, Archbishop of Bamenda; Vice-President of NECC: His Lordship Philippe Alain Mbarga, Bishop of Ebolowa and Members of the Standing Committee,” NECC officials say in the statement.
Speaking to journalists shortly after his election, Archbishop Nkea who is taking over from Bishop Abraham Boualo Kome said, “Our election is coming just after the national pilgrimage for peace in Marienberg. Our mandate is to work and seek peace in Cameroon.”
The Cameroonian Archbishop added in reference to the protracted conflict in the country’s two English-speaking regions, “I came from Bamenda where I know very well the socio-political situation and the many sufferings of the population.”