Livingstonia Synod of Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has disclosed that its elective general assembly will cost the church over K6 million.
Synod General Secretary (GS), Reverend Levi Nyondo, has said the food related budget has been freely addressed by local church members and that the K6 million will cater for other logistical arrangements such as groceries and Covid-19 prevention materials, among others.
The synod will hold the elective general assembly on October 30 at Chitipa Congregation where delegates will elect a GS and a moderator-elect, among other positions.
Nyondo said preparations for the assembly are at an advanced stage and that the delegates will arrive on October 29 for the conference scheduled for October 30.
However, Nyondo has disclosed that the church executive committee has revised its earlier position by adjusting upwards the number of delegates to attend the conference from 100 to around 300 apparently because Covid-19 cases are drastically dropping.
“These elections will be free and fair because we all believe in the bible. We will make sure that it is open as zones will be voting separately for the sake of transparency. Even the counting process will be open,” Nyondo said.
The synod’s general assembly is normally done in three days but is has been cut to a day because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The number of delegates generally reaches 800 including observers and special guests but they do not have a chance to vote.
Six church ministers showed interest to contest for the GS position.
They synod’s policy says all church ministers are potential candidates to contest on the positions of GS and moderator-elect.
However, the policy bans the ministers from campaigning.
Nyondo announced that he will not contest for any position following having served as GS for three consecutive terms.