Fr Andrew Ulemu Kaufa, SMM the Social Communications Coordinator for the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) recently published a book, “The Elephant in the House: Leadership and Future Sustainability of Church Media Projects in Eastern Africa.” Our journalist Lourine Oluoch recently had a conversation with the author on how to prevent church projects from becoming defunct after the founders leave. We bring you excerpts from The Interview.
Who is Fr Kaufa?
I am Fr Andrew Kaufa, a member of the Montfort Missionaries. I come from Malawi. My role is to coordinate the department of social communications at AMECEA.
Have you had experience working in the church media?
Before I came to AMECEA in 2018, I worked in church media, except for the few years that I went for studies. I worked for the magazines at Montfort Media in Malawi. After that I switched to Luntha TV and spent close to 10 years there as director.
What motivated you to write this book on sustainability of church media?
It was something that I observed