I concur with the prominent businessman quoted in Kundana of 15 July 2016 about corruption in ELCIN. Nakayale Parish in the western diocese is one such example. Historically, many pastors were unfairly chased from Nakayale Parish.
This is done by church bullies who feel entitled to being in charge of church affairs based on their proximity and hidden agendas. The latest victim is Rev. Hanghuwo who was accused of thumb- sucked stories but the reason for his dismissal as announced by the Bishop in church on 18 January 2015 was based on article 85 of ELCIN’s constitution, not connected to any previous allegations.
The parish council was not informed and procedures were not followed. When the parish council queried about how article 85 was violated those asked for explanations were dismissed outside ELCIN’s constitution and regulations. The pastor and his illegal parish council as well as the Bishop and the branch supervisor closed their doors to ensure the aggrieved members are not listened to.
Hanghuwo worked hard to uplift the standard of the parish.
It took him five years of hard work to improve the church accounts he found at N$60 000 to over N$1 million. He left tremendous infrastructural improvement and the balance of around N$800 000 but within less than a year the accounts were in the minus. For the first time we hear of the church taking an overdraft of N$70 000 from the bank. The signatories were not reachable on their mobile phones for several days if not weeks. Parochial general meetings for 2015 were unconstitutional and as of this year, no financial report was given.
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