June 20, 2008
Mwakabana has been installed Bishop
Rev. Dr. Hance O. A. Mwakabana has been installed as Bishop of South Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) at a ceremony that took place on Sunday, 25 May 2008, at Makete Cathedral, Iringa Region.
The ELCT Deputy Secretary General for Finance and Administration, Mr. Aminiel Mungure described the appointment as another milestone for Dr. Mwakabana who takes over from Bishop Shadrack Manyiewa. Bishop Manyiewa has retired since December last year.
He said Dr. Mwakabana commands high respect among pastors in Tanzania as most of them studied at Makumira University College when he was Principal of the Theological Seminary from May 1984 to 30 April 1992.
Thousands of people from Makete and outside world attended the installation service.
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