Members of ADEPR general assembly yesterday convened an extra ordinary meeting where they elected Rev. Karuranga Ephraim as ADEPR spokesperson following the arrest of the former holder of the office Bishop Sibomana over misappropriation of the church’s resources.
Rev. Karangwa John was elected deputy spokesperson, while pastorRuzibizaViateur became the general secretary in charge of youth in the evangelization.
Christian Umuhoza Aulerie has been elected finance and administration officer while pastor Nsengiyumva Patrick has been elected advisor. The latter was leader of ADEPR youth at national level.
The new leaders will serve a six-month term. Rev. Karuranga Ephraim said they are going to work closely with Christians to get the church back to its normal evangelization mission.
“We will strive to restore unity in the church because we are supposed to address challenges that annoyed them. Our Christians are mature and know that the church doesn’t belong to one person. We assure them that the recent church’s crisis will be addressed,” he said.
He explained that the committee will soon sit to discuss how to recover embezzled funds.
The arrested former ADEPR leaders’ case is before the courts of law where they are accused of misallocating Rwf 2.5 billion.
The arrested include, the deputy ADEPR spokesperson, Bishop Tom Rwagasana, ADEPR general secretary Rev. Sebagabo Bernard, Eng. SindayigayaTheophile, head of finance department Gasana Valens and head of administration and finance,Mutuyemariya Christine.