Nairobi, 11 May 2013: The Catholic Church in Africa is taking steps to establish a continental news agency by appointing a coordinator to oversee the realization of the initiative. Archbishop Charles G. Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, appointed Don Bosco Ochieng Onyalla of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek as the Catholic News Agency for Africa or CANAA Coordinator with effect from May 2. Archbishop Palmer-Buckle is the Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors for CANAA and the Treasurer of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar or SECAM. Fr Onyalla is to coordinate the setting up of the continental news agency in Nairobi, Kenya as its headquarters. He is also to establish and maintain contacts with other Catholic communication channels in Africa and elsewhere, reaching out to potential partners to support the activities of this new communication initiative.
CANAA’s fundamental mission is to report news about, and of interest, to the local Churches of Africa and to disseminate the information to the whole Church in Africa, and to the world.
Fr Onyalla was the founder and Director of Good News Radio of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek until last October.Sourece: VR Sedoc