ELCT Press Release
Date: December 11, 2010
Press release No. 001/12/2010

Killewa expresses confidence in Malasusa following his re-election

The Secretary General of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), Mr. Brighton Killewa, has congratulated Bishop Dr. Alex Malasusa for his re-election to serve the Eastern and Coastal Diocese until his retirement saying that the endorsement reflected the trust that all members of ELCT held in his leadership.

Bishop Malasusa, who is also the Presiding Bishop of ELCT, was recently re-elected by the 30th General Assembly of the Eastern and Coastal Diocese of ELCT to continue to be the Bishop of his diocese.

The Constitution of the Diocese grants that, after a bishop is elected, he serves the diocese for six years. After that, a general assembly may either endorse him through a vote of confidence to serve until his retirement or else replace him by vote of no confidence.

When the matter was put to a vote in the case of Bishop Malasusa, he got 96.6 percent of the votes cast at a meeting of 265 delegates.

The theme of the Assembly, held in Bagamoyo 5-8 December 2010, was: “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12: 32).

On 29 November 2010 the ELCT Executive Committee, acting on behalf of the Executive Council, issued a statement rejecting allegations in the local press that were aimed at mudslinging Bishop Malasusa and undermining his leadership.

Issued by the:
Secretary General's Office, ELCT.

Elizabeth Lobulu
Communication Coordinator,
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania
Box 3033, ARUSHA, Tanzania.
Phone: +255-27-250-8856/7
FAX: +255-27-254-8858
E-mail: Elizabeth Lobulu <ELobulu@elct.or.tz>

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Elizabeth Lobulu
Communication Desk Officer, ELCT
E-mail: ELobulu@elct.or.tz