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AMECEA social communications department acquires tablets for online correspondents

Friday 26 August 2016, by SIGNIS

Kampala, August, 26th, 2016 (New Contact). In a move that is meant to improve the services of AMECEA Online News Correspondents from AMECEA Countries, the Social Communications Department has bought tablets for its national correspondents in order to enhance the communication between the conferences and the AMECEA office.

“This is the first time we are giving a working gadget to our national correspondents having experienced communication difficulties in the past whenever we needed more clarifications on the news items they sent to the AMECEA Online news Office,” Fr. Chrisantus Ndaga, Coordinator of AMECEA Social Communications Department said.

“Over the time we have realized that the online news has become very instrumental and popular within the region and beyond as it offers us a platform to share with the rest of the world information from AMECEA Countries,” Fr. Ndaga explained adding that the Tablets will go a long way in improving news reporting because one is able to take photos on location, do a quick news write up on the event and send to AMECEA Online News via email, or other social media channels. The system is quick, handy, efficient and cost effective as it enables cheaper communications via the social media.

“As it is now, the new information technology is the trend and we as the Church in AMECEA Region do not want to be left behind. Already we have established a vibrant ICT coordination office at AMECEA Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya and we hope to make the effort trickle down to the AMECEA National Conferences,” Fr. Ndaga said.

Fr Ndaga clarified that the tablets must be taken as an office gadget similar to any other communication equipment found in the national conference communication office. “It is our wish that our correspondents get more equipment in order to facilitate their duties, enhance and make them easy,” he said. The AMECEA Online News Bulletin was established on June 5th 2013, and so far over 145 issues have been published.

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