The Chairman of AMECEA, Rt. Rev. Charles Kasonde who is also the Bishop of Solwezi Diocese in Zambia highlighted in his message the memories that the bishops of the region have of Archbishop Odongo.
“The bishops in AMECEA region which he served as chairman from 1973-1979 shall remember Most Rev. Odongo not only as a co-worker who believed in pastoral solidarity but also a great spiritual and visionary person. During his leadership the Association realized a number of its pastoral dreams such as the initiation of AMECEA Documentation Service, the Institution of the Apostolate towards Nomadic Ethnic Communities and, more importantly, the bishops’ endorsement of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) as the region’s Pastoral priority”, the statement reads.