Monday, 28 January 2008

New Hope in Makete Hills

Last Friday when I was walking in front of the Mbeya post office I met Dr. Mwakabana. The name of Dr Mwakabana is among of the very few names that have emerged from No where in Makete District and now is mentioned by more than 65,000 Christians of the Lutheran denomination.

Dr. Mwakabana is an interim Bishop of the south central diocese of the Lutheran church in Makete District.

The diocese have to get some one from The ELCT head office following the removal of Pastor Sahdrack Manyiewa by the vote of NO.

Manyiewa have to be removed from that post following long time pending allegation of embezzlement and fraud that have been embraced by the diocesan leadership for years.

Mwakabana is viewed by many as person who will bring big changes to the diocese regarding with book keeping, management and well being f the Christians in the diocese.

It have been learnt from the inner sources of the diocese that Mr. Manyiewa will now be made the director for the Bible studies by correspondence department, “Elimu ya Theolojia kwa Enezi”, ETE. Something that have been objected by many and the writer of this blog.

Mr. Manyiew being one of the directors of one of the department within the diocese wil,create more chaos and unnecessary conflict. It is being observed that though Manyiewa have been removed from the post he is still making underground campaign to bring his name in the next general election in two year to come.

The fear of many is Manyiewa and his friends will disturb the newly bishop to rpove to the world and the mission who were embracing him that he is better than any body else for SCD.

The question are the People of Makete expecting too much from Dr. Mwakabana who is acting bishop for only two years?


Rainer Brandl said...

Wasn't it said that people who are responsible for the theft of many 100.000 Euros will be held responsible.
It seems an african disease and a church disease all over the world, that those who fail are given post in other depoartments while the rights and creers of those who worked and helped and paid but do not agree with theft anf corruption are intentionally destroyed. Dr. Mwakabana is part of the system up to now!

MBOGELA, Jackson said...

very little on Dr. Mwakabana is known apart from his CV that he have served the church in avarious places. Dr. Mwakabana had been a head of Makumila University of theology and the head of the world Council of churches in Geneva.

He have acted as a care taker Bishop in The Easten and cost diocese (Dar Es Salaam) which ahd serious fraud and managerials problems. From these position he accumulated reputation locally and internationally.

However from the case of the South Central dioceses this blog believes that the diognosis have always not be the right one in treating the corruption disease. It would sugest that the whole church system in dealing with funds and donations have to be reassembled. The Donors recepient realtion ship and accaountability have to be looked again. From that point of view the treatment will be managed and the healing results should be expected.