Bt Synod Set to Hold the Elective Assembly
The Blantyre Synod of the CCAP has asked for peace and unity ahead of its 34th Biennial Elective Assembly from 27th to 31st August this year in Blantyre.
Deputy Secretary General, Reverend Baxton Maulidi told journalists in Blantyre on Saturday that the Synod' General Secretary, Reverend Billy Gama and Moderator, Reverend Edna Navaya are seeking re-election. The elections will be held on Monday afternoon.
The Synod is also expected to discuss the church’ policies and national issues whose outcomes will later be presented to the country leadership for action.
“We have three positions that people are contesting, the position of Moderator, Vice Moderator and General Secretary. For those that are candidates, our message is that we are serving God and our God is a God of love and unity.
“So, we want to remain united as a Synod because Blantyre CCAP Synod is a united Synod and we believe that as people in the vineyard, we need to emulate the same example of unity,” said Rev Maulidi.
Four people, Rev Anderson Juma, Rev Paul Mawaya, Rev Takuze Chitsulo and Rev Bruno Chipewa are challenging Rev Gama on the position of General Secretary while two people, Rev Humphreys Zgambo and Rev Moses Chitawo are going to contest against incumbent Edina Navaya on the position of Moderator.
On the position of the Vice Moderator, three people, Rev Chimwemwe Mitengo, Rev Ernest Mphate and Rev Annie Kapinda are going to compete.
Rev Maulidi is hopeful that the whole event will be memorable, with hope to develop the synod in its main aim of spreading the word of God.
Organizing Chairperson of the Assembly, James Chuma shares Rev Maulidi’s sentiments emphasizing that that all is set.
“The preparations have been going on well and we are ready. The assembly is expected to deliberate on various issues including the church’ policies, receiving reports from various church organizations, national issues and holding elections,” said Chuma.
About 650 delegates are expected to attend the conference of which 383 are going to be allowed to vote.