MAWF compensates ELCIN church with house

29 May 2013 09:20
MUPINI, 29 MAY (NAMPA) ? The government has compensated the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) for a church building which was destroyed at the Mupini village in the Kavango Region last year to pave way for the development of water infrastructure.
The Mupini village is situated some 10 kilometres west of Rundu.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) handed over a house to ELCIN on Wednesday in compensation for the church building which was demolished so that a water pump station could be set up at the site.
The station supplies water to the Sikondo Green Scheme project.
MAWF Permanent Secretary Joseph Iita, who handed over the house to the church, said the cooperation between Namibian churches and the government dates back many years, and this good working relationship must be strengthened.
Iita explained that the MAWF decided to construct a house for the church as a token of appreciation for the support rendered to the government.
ELCIN church pastor at Mupini, Reverend Paul Muha, thanked the MAWF for what they had done, and said the church will continue to pray for the government.
Muha said they intend to convert the place into a guest house in order to generate some income for that project.
The house, constructed at a cost of N.dollars 500 000, consist of four bedrooms, three toilet facilities, two shower rooms and a living room.