The National, Wednesday, May 4, 2011
THE ground breaking ceremony of the proposed Lutheran church’s Lutheran University of Papua New Guinea will be held today at the Martin Luther Seminary in Lae, Morobe.
The occasion also includes the opening of the re-establishment of the Lutheran Communications Centre.
The head bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran church of Papua New Guinea Rev Giegere Wenge has given the green light for the occasion to go ahead despite differing opinions from some of the church’s elders.
Wenge expressed his full support saying that despite criticisms, the institution is purposely to breed the intellectual capacity of the human beings in various designated fields and disciplines.
“People need such development that will nurture and develop intellectual capabilities for the good and betterment of the church, community and society at large,” Wenge said.
In a statement, while acknowledging invaluable contributions of existing project partners include Gutnius Lutheran church of Papua New Guinea (GLC-PNG), Morobe provincial government, academics and the government, he said that it was of highest priority to deliver the Lutheran University to church members and the nation as a whole.
“With due respect to church elders, the development must proceed without delay or interferences for betterment of the church and nation at large.
“I also encourage church members everywhere in the country to attend and witness this great occasion,” Wenge said.