|Fr Vincent Sakala OMI|
Oblates arrived in Zambia in the early 1980s to work mainly as missionaries. Today they run parishes namely : Kalabo and Lukulu in the Mongu Diocese, Shangombo in the Livingstone Diocese, Mary Immaculate Parish in Lusaka and Chowa Parish in Kabwe.
In Mongu Diocese, Zambia’s major rice-growing region, Oblates pastor residents and address local needs in the areas of education, agriculture, and health, including caring for a small community of lepers at the Sancta Maria Mission. In Mongu, Oblates also evangelize through Radio Liseli, and offer programs on present-day social issues affecting their listening audience. According to information reported on the Oblate Partnership’s website, the station has the “potential to reach close to one million people in the most remote villages throughout the province.”
|Oblate parish in Chowa, Kabwe, Zambia|