2016-10-21 12:44:00

Kenyan Bishops striving for financial sustainability

As a result of dwindling donor support, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has embarked on constructing the “Great Jubilee mini-mall” at the Jubilee Centre along Nairobi’s Langata road situated near the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). The mall will serve to support and sustain the Bishop Conference’s pastoral and social development programs.

Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony at the site early this week, KCCB Chairman and Homabay Diocese Bishop,  Philip Anyolo announced that the over 500 million Kenya shillings project would host a supermarket, exhibition stalls, food courts and a 240 vehicle parking area. The mall project, he said, was the beginning of the next phase towards financial sustainability.

Bishop Anyolo revealed that the Church in Kenya would also be embarking on another bigger project to provide student hostel accommodation next to CUEA. “Besides accommodation, we expect the hostels to create an opportunity for pastoral care for the resident students,” he said.

The construction of the mini- mall is expected to revitalise the existing facility. It is anticipated to be complete within a year’s time with the collaboration of Central Bank of Africa (CBA) as the project financiers and Xin Xon Construction as the builders.

Several other Bishops from Kenyan dioceses attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

(By Rose Achiego in Nairobi)

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