The Holy Father Pope Francis on January 30th appointed Rt. Rev. Alick Banda, as the new Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lusaka.
Archbishop Alick Banda is a member of the University Council and is currently the Chair of the Council’s Finance Committee.
Until his appointment, the archbishop-elect was the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola, and a member of the Executive Board of Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB).
In a message to all staff, the CUEA Vice-Chancellor, Justus Mbae congratulated Archbishop Alick Banda.
Rt. Rev. Alick Banda was born on November 15, 1963 in Mufulira town in the Catholic Diocese of Ndola.
He completed his primary and secondary education in his hometown, Mufulira and at the Junior Seminary in Ndola respectively.
He pursued his priestly studies at Mpima Major Seminary in Kabwe and St. Dominic's Major Seminary in Lusaka, where he was awarded the Diploma in Philosophy and later a Bachelor in Theology. He holds a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Hochschule of St. Georges, Frankfurt, Germany.
He was ordained a priest on August 7, 1994 and ordained bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Solwezi on 29 July, 2007.
On November 13, 2009, he was appointed, Coadjutor Bishop of Ndola and on January 16, 2010 he succeeded the Late Bishop Noel O’Reagan of the Catholic Diocese of Ndola.
The aftermath of a devastating fire that razed down Kijiji slums in Southlands, Langata left 6000 residents homeless. This prompted the CUEA community to come together to offer donations to the stranded residents affected by the incident.
Led by CUEA community service coordinator, Merab Ochieng’ the donations drive was announced where faculty members and students were able to provide much needed clothing and also food stuffs. These were delivered on Friday, February 2.
Deputy Director National Disaster Management Unit, Pius Masai received the items and expressed the great need for food items as the food is quickly depleted due to the high number of victims.
When we arrived one jerry can of vegetable oil was swiftly taken to the kitchen for immediate use while the rest was sent to the store.
On that day, students volunteered their time by visiting the affected families, giving them moral support and interacting with the children.
A large number of Kijiji residents are currently sheltering at the nearby Ngei Primary school a few meters away from the fire site. Many have little more than the clothes on their back.
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