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Ggaba: AMECEA Pastoral Institute (API)

Ggaba Pastoral Institute

The AMECEA Pastoral Institute (API) offers a unique opportunity for pastoral agents in AMECEA to renew themselves for the Church of tomorrow.

API is the only Institute of its kind in the AMECEA region, which provides ongoing formation and renewal in a supportive setting enriched by dialogue among lay persons, religious men and women and clergy. The genesis of this institute (API) dates back in 1967 when the AMECEA Executive Board discussed how the association could respond to the new catechetical challenges.

Archbishop Emmanuel Nsubuga (Later Cardinal) by then Ordinary of Kampala, Uganda gave the permission to use Ggaba Seminary building for the proposedinstitute. The AMECEA Ggaba Pastoral Institute was officially opened on 1 February 1968. The AMECEA Pastoral Institute (API/Gaba) was forced to move to Eldoret (Kenya) in 1976 due to political insecurity in Uganda during the reign of Idi Amini while retaining the original name “Ggaba”.

The 16th AMECEA Plenary Assembly held in Lusaka, Zambia decided that API be incorporated into CUEA. Thus, it became CUEA Ggaba Campus.