CCP Chairman On Lutheran Board Confusion

Morobe Provincial Christian Church program chairman, Charlie Foike confirmed that funding has stopped for the Lutheran University.

The Church Program Chairman, who is the equivalent of the Minister for Religion and community development, explained that funds for the new Lutheran university had stopped due to conflict between two boards tasked to manage the same project.


Foike says the recent Lutheran Synod, two boards, one sanctioned by the Morobe Provincial Government and the other by the Lutheran Church.


It’s understood that a board chairman of one board is now a Minister in the current National Executive Council.


This has caused more confusion and the Morobe Provincial Governments wants a compromise in order for it to start funding again.


“The government including stakeholders will only support when there is a proper management,” says Foike.


Last week, the Lutheran University Project team released a brief addressed to the Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru earlier this month, which outlined the progress of the University.


In it was a request that an annual start up funding of about two million kina hasn’t been allocated into the project since 2010.


It’s also understood that a tussle between the ownership of the Lutheran University has risen, between major Lutheran groups.

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