Wednesday, 13 June 2007


The new General Secretary for the South Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT-SCD) have been installed last Sunday.

Rev. Levis Sanga a masters holder in theology was appointed to take over the post of the general Secretary following the resignation of the former general secretary Samson Sanga.

It was said by some member of the diocesan Council where Samson have submitted his resignation letter that Samson was disappointed by the poor performance of the diocese and lack of transparency and accountability from the high ranking officers of the diocese.

There have been a long time outstanding conflict between the Bishop Manyiew the head of this diocese with his immediate subordinates.

the appointment of Rev. Levis have been taken by the majority like it is a way of trying to sort the problem of the diocese. Rev. Levis is said to be accepted by donors abroad who were disappointed by the performance of this diocese to the point of suspending their direct support to this diocese.

when asked for comment some parish members who have spoken with this blog said "It is not enough and can not help, what is important is the diocesan councils and the bishop to understand that they are leading a diocese with a vague system"

"they nee to mend the system of responsibilities to put the vehicle diocese on road again" finished the comment the source which is been seen several times very close to bishop manyiewa.

The Problem of mismanagement and lack of the pillar of administration, Transparency, accountability and collective responsibility was reported by the end of 2004 following a massive embezzlement of millions of donor money that were targeting for Community social and Economical development projects including the money that were allocated for the fight against HIV.


The Makete District Officer have visited the self support Organisation of People Living with HIV/AIDS called PIUMA in their head office Bulongwa.

When talking to the members of the Executive committee he said apart of his intention to familiarize with the group, his visit have a purpose of inspecting the structural preparation to start a Care and Treatment Organisation.

In his comments concerning the preparedness of the group the district medical officer said "I was pleased with your buildings and the technical resources you have got"

PIUMA have applied for the licence for care and Treatment since last Year the application which have been delayed and the District medical officer was thought to be against this good will of the organisation to help in the battle against HIV/AIDS.

The group have got a number of expertise including medical doctors, nurses, and Pharmacists. It have been learned that the group is being supported by the Evangelical Association for the World Mission in Austria.

If successful the group will be the first one of its kind to own a treatment center and it is expected that through its cooperation with it long time standing partners, the Partec the company based in Germany that manufacture Medical equipment and the McGill University the organisation will be able to carry researches on HIV and AIDS

In its future programs the organisation is intending to run a mobile clinic, a newsletter "Pamoja" and the radio "Southern Link"