June 15, 2006
ELCT General Assembly to be held at Makumira, Arusha
The General Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) will be held at Makumira in Arusha Region from July 10th to 13th 2006.
A Press Release issued by the ELCT Secretary General, Mr. Brighton Killewa, said, the former President Hon. Benjamin William Mkapa will make a presentation on impact and effects of privatization policy in Tanzania.
The delegates will
also receive and deliberate on a four-year report to be presented by the
out-going Presiding Bishop, Dr. Samson Mushemba.
Other papers to be presented include one on HIV/AIDS Control efforts in Tanzania by Dr. Amos Nyirenda from Nyakahanga District Designated Hospital in Karagwe and Dr. Lucy Nkya from Morogoro will talk about The Church and Children Living in Poor Conditions.
The ELCT General Assembly held every four years is the highest decision-making body whereby the election of the Presiding Bishop and Recording Secretary takes place.
At least 250 delegates representing 20 dioceses of ELCT and some 50 invitees are expected to attend the meeting to be held at Tumaini University campus of Makumira University College (TU-MUCo) near Arusha city.
Secretary General's Office, ELCT
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