KAPINGILA ZEC HOUSE is an economical pricing guest-house situated in the residential area of Kabulonga in Lusaka, Zambia. It is wholly owned and managed by the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC). The guest house was built in the late 1990s as a home for the Catholic Bishops when they are in Lusaka to attend meetings and other church activities. However, its services were later opened to the public the situation that has remained permanent. The guesthouse is named after Fr. Zachariah Kapingila, the first diocesan priest to be ordained in Zambia, in the 1930s, in the Catholic Diocese of Chipata in the Eastern Province of Zambia.
We are only 10 minutes’ drive from Lusaka town and about a minute’s drive from Kabulonga Shopping Centre. We offer full conference facilities (that include free Overhead Projector & P/A system), boardrooms with wireless internet access, with beautiful and tranquil settings. Our spacious rooms are located near the boardrooms. Our restaurant invites you to sample the fresh foods and allows us to treat you to personalized customer service and highest loyalty standards. Do not be told about standards, come straight to Kapingila Zec House in Kabulonga, Lusaka.
We offer 23 luxurious, well equipped single, twin and double rooms. All our rooms are self-contained and provide optimum privacy to our esteemed guests. Our rooms are modern, comfortable with hot water and yet available at competitive economical prices. Each room has access to lightning speed wireless internet, television with Dstv, which allows you to stay in touch with national and global events. They also have modern mounted air-cons & tea/coffee making facilities plus 24/7 guest room service requests.
Our restaurant offers you a wide range of both International & Local Zambian delicious cuisines prepared by trained chefs in a relaxing and friendly setting. Always available on our daily changed buffet menus, are numerous main courses to meet your taste. We can assure you that all ingredients used in preparing the meals are fresh, as it is our policy not to recycle food. We trust that you will enjoy dining with us when you visit us soon.
Kapingila is the ideal place for your conferences, meetings and various functions that include: weddings, workshops, seminars etc. We offer three different sized conference rooms enriched with the P/A system, Overhead Projector, Branded Writing Pads & Pens to create memories in your stay at Kapingila house. In addition to our on-site services, we also offer second to none, expert outside economical catering packages of weddings & Kitchen parties particularly over the week-ends on Saturdays from 07:00 up to 18:00hrs.
Our very able staff are professionally trained to offer you quality and friendly services for the duration of your stay. They are interested in your needs and satisfaction by offering you quick and efficient memorable services that you desire. Believe you me, staying with us at Kapingila house when you are in Lusaka, Zambia will just make your visit complete.
You do not need to worry about your personal belongings, as there is maximum security around. There is 24/7 security guarding of Kapingila house giving our esteemed guests that needed protection. You can simply enjoy a refreshing and relaxing stay with us at Kapingila ZEC house.
Should you be interested in making use of our facilities, please get in touch with us through the following contact details:
Kapingila Zec House Reception Numbers: +260 211 - 262765/211 - 263123
0961 – 105346
0977 - 788954
0967 - 838120
The Catholic National Health Department is an administrative organ of the Zambia Episcopal Conference whose principal function is to carry out the aims and objectives of the ZEC for health. It is responsible for linking up Catholic Dioceses, parishes and communities in regard to coordination, policy issues, and development of community based health and related programs. The Health Department was established in 1996 and operated as a desk up to February 2005 when the Bishops elevated its status to a department. One of the reasons for elevating the desk to a department was to make the response by the Catholic Church to HIV/AIDS and health issues more effective and coordinated.
The Health Department of the Zambia Episcopal Conference operates at two levels: First as a National Health Institutions and on another level dealing with Community Home Based Care Programmes. ZEC National Health Department coordinates activities in seventeen (17) Hospitals, thirty seven (37) Health Centers, three (3) Nursing Schools, ten (10) Hospices and 220 Community Home Based Care programmes. These institutions and programmes are spread all over in the 10 Catholic Dioceses of the nine provinces of Zambia.
The Health Department runs Cardinal Adam Memorial Hospital on behalf of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC).
Bishop Director for Health Matters - Rt. Rev. George Zumaile Lungu, Bishop of Chipata Diocese
National Health Coordinator – Sr. Matilda M. Mubanga, State Registered Nurse; Certificate in Psychosocial Counseling; Diploma in Management Studies
Accountant – Mrs. Dorica Sakala Banda, Currently studying (ACCA) Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA); Accounting Technician Diploma (ATD); Diploma in Project Planning and Management (DPPM); Diploma in Financial Management (DFM).
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer -
The Finance and Administration Department (FAD) is one of the Departments under the Catholic Secretariat. It is composed of four distinct operating units namely the Accounts, Human Resource, Projects/ Real Estates and the Immigration Unit. All these units provide core business services to the Catholic Secretariat under the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church. The services offered by various units under FAD are intended to provide services in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner by utilizing quality employees, technological advances and generally accepted principles while fulfilling the expectation set by the Catholic Secretariat. The primary focus of the Finance and Administration Department is therefore to provide quality service, ensure accountability, to have highly motivated and committed staff and to have sound financial management counsel to the Catholic Secretariat Management Team (CSMT).
Our mission as the Finance and Administration Department is to:
- Be the custodians of the financial and material resources of ZEC and promote sound financial and material management for the episcopal conference
- Provide quality services, products, and programs in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church and expectations of the Catholic Secretariat
- Be an efficient and effective department under the Catholic Secretariat
- Support and promote the mission, vision, values and objectives of the Catholic Secretariat
The Mandate of the Finance and Administration Department include:
- Human resource management
- Financial management
- Office management
- Projec, Property and Asset management
- Transport and Security management
Cardinal Adam Memorial Hospital is a property of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) and is located in Bauleni, 20 kilometers from the Central Business District of Lusaka. The hospital is named after the late Cardinal Adam Kozlowiecki, the first Archbishop of Lusaka, who made great contribution to the Catholic Church in Zambia and had a passion for the sick.
The Hospital is currently managed by the Medical Superintended on the clinical side and the Hospital Administrator in charge of all non-clinical administration of the hospital; in consultation with ZEC through the Health Department of the Catholic Secretariat. However, the long term plan is that the hospital will be run by a Congregation of religious sisters as Managing Agency on behalf of the Zambia Episcopal Conference.
The idea of constructing the National Catholic Hospital was conceived in 1999 when the Catholic Bishops of Zambia took time to evaluate the Health Services in Zambia. It was realized that for many years, the Catholic Church has been providing medical services through her Mission Health Institutions throughout the country both in urban and rural areas. The Catholic Health institutions are well maintained and known for provision of quality health care services. However, these health institutions have had no referral hospital of their own and depended on government health institutions such as the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). It was therefore felt that Cardinal Adam Memorial Hospital would thus be the apex and referral centre for all Catholic Church health Institutions.
Lusaka, the Capital City was deliberately chosen as the location for this National Catholic Hospital because of having readily available logistics for coordination. Moreover the presence of several government and private health facilities would facilitate networking and sharing of human and other resources among institutions.
The Hospital was opened on the 6 March 2013. Though currently offering general health care services, the ultimate goal is to operate as a Specialist Hospital. By instituting the National Catholic referral hospital, ZEC intends to improve the accessibility and affordability of quality specialist health care to the Zambian population. Fundamentally, CAMH intends to offer specialist care under four specialties being; Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neurology, Urology and Oncology as well as other general conditions. The focus of the hospital has been drawn to these specialties as they are the most vulnerable to fatal complications especially where health care is delayed because the majority of the people cannot afford to go abroad for treatment. Additionally, it is also the intention of the hospital to provide quality diagnostic services.
Though CAMH is not a Grant aided hospital, Government through the Ministry of Health plays a major role in the provision of Health Care in Zambia and sets Standards of how quality health should be delivered. Therefore, the hospital works side by side with the Ministry of Health by abiding to the National Health Policies and following the expected procedures and protocols as outlined by the Ministry.
Services currently offered
Cardinal Adam Memorial Hospital provides both Outpatient and inpatient care in the following services
- · Medical and Surgical Consultations
- · Dental services,
- · Minor Surgery,
- · Radiology and Imaginology including ultrasound,
- · Laboratory, Pharmacological and Physiotherapy services.
- · Antenatal Care
- · Children’s Clinic