Bishop Katumba’s advice comes over a week after primary and Arts teachers in secondary schools laid down their tools demanding enhancements of their salaries. Besides the teachers, health professionals, lecturers, and nonteaching staff in public universities have also repeatedly gone on strike to demand a pay rise.
Molly Tandeka, the representative of Sembabule Archdeaconry to the synod demanded that the diocese adopts coffee farming as its niche through, which it can foster improved livelihoods of its priests and lay-readers, wherever they are deployed on their clerical duties.
According to Fr. Luyimbaazi, out of mutual engagements with UNRA; the Masaka diocese as the Landlord agreed to have all the affected graves relocated to open the way for the project without any financial compensation from the government.
Records at Masaka Catholic Diocese show that only 783-foot pilgrims set off for the 140kilometer journey on Sunday morning. This is way below the 1273-foot pilgrims that the diocese registered in 2019 before the outbreak of COVID-19
Led by Sheikh Sulait Ssentongo, the Deputy Supreme Khadi for the greater Masaka Muslim sub-region, the leaders demand that all political prisoners be freed such that they can also attend to their families and other social responsibilities.
Bishop Jjumba indicated at the climax of the exercise in the diocese on Friday, that their local consultations committee had compiled a draft report of 400 pages as views collected from the different categories of people across the 58 parishes in the diocese.
While delivering his Easter message at his Episcopal home in Kitovu, Masaka, Bishop Jjumba noted that he has found it necessary to enlarge the mandate of Small Christian Communities beyond providing spiritual support, to also include strengthening family institutions through promoting reconciliation among couples.
Bishop Serverus Jjumba, the ordinary of Masaka Diocese while leading mass during the commissioning of the facility, observed that it will greatly help in restoring hope among many people who are faced with misery.
Addressing his followers at Masaka City central mosque, Sheikh Galabuzi claimed that the Kibuli-based administration enacted its own constitution, which they will soon unveil to the Muslims under his leadership. He, however, failed short of revealing how the constitution was drafted and whether or not they conducted consultations.
Rev. Fr Henry Kiganda, the Parish priest at St Jude Catholic parish in Lukaya, Kalungu District, says as churches continue to become targets for thieves, they have been forced to keep church locked during the times when there is no activity or Mass going on.
Sheikh Badru Wasajja, the Masaka District Kadhi says the current UMSC constitution which was promulgated in 1986, sidelined the women despite their numbers and proven abilities to provide leadership at the various levels.
Reverend Father James Ssendege, the Masaka Diocese Pastoral Coordinator who is also leading the local consultation teams, says in addition to physical meetings they have also resorted to social media platform as a medium of receiving the views.
Joseph Walugembe, an activist of disability-inclusive development and the Projects Coordinator at Stromme Foundation, says that people with special needs also admire to freely associate with affairs of their faith including being given the opportunity to perform key roles like their counterparts without disabilities.
Sheikh Abasi Nseera the Imam of the Masaka Central Mosque, says that several of their properties in the area are either unregistered or have leases that have expired causing wrangles among the Muslim community.
Pankalasio Barigye, the Chairperson of the guild of married men in Masaka Diocese, says that it’s high time the Church considered extending an olive branch to some couples cohabiting couples as opposed to completely locking them out as unholy.
IRCU entered into a formal collaboration with the council of clan leaders in the Buganda Kingdom, to jointly use their respective influences to champion values of humanity and economic empowerment among communities they control.
According to the statement, although the religious leaders are not completely opposed to the return of pregnant and breastfeeding student mothers to schools, they have reservations about how the policy will appropriately be executed in an environment that has other learners who are yet to embark on a journey to parenthood or sexually abused