The day is commemorated every year in honor of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887. The conversions annoyed the then King of Buganda, Mwanga II who ordered that they are burnt to death.
Today we celebrate Christian heroism of the Martyrs because they refused to disown God, preferring to die rather than deny their faith. The Uganda Martyrs are revered for their faith, their courage, and their counter cultural witness to Christ. It is believed that Uganda now has the largest percentage of professed Christians than any nation in Africa.
Retired Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo who is spearheading the construction works noted that the church had so far spent 3.7billion Shillings on the Museum and required more money to complete its first phase.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali today said that the church is honored with an acceptance by Archbishop Justin Welby to grace the next Janani Luwum memorial celebrations in Mucwini, Kitgum.
The 3rd of June is a memorable day in the lives of all Ugandans and for all denominations. It signifies a strong divine foundation on which Uganda is built, that became a reality as a result of the blood that was shed by the Uganda Martyrs, reads part of Musevenis speech
Many pilgrims who fetch water from this lake have often given testimonies that it heals them of various ailments. As a norm, pilgrims scampered with jerrycans to get a share of the water after the days service. However, they were frustrated by a process that involves enduring long queues to the flowing pipes.
The deceased are identified as George Magonde 70, his wife Faidi Kakibimba 61, together with their in-laws Kate Kyomugasho 35, Annet Kamazaare 41 and Betty Mwesigye 45. They were traveling from a colleagues wedding in Kyabazaala when the tragedy occurred.
The new cost-cutting measures also direct that at least 25 percent of EAC meetings shall use video conferencing facilities. To that end the EAC shall invest in improving video-conferencing both at secretariat and partner states level, to accommodate as many meetings as possible, at the same time.
Charles Mwesige, a resident of Bubukwanga Sub County says that he is worried if community policing is not implemented, tensions are likely to flare up again. Mwesige explains that the two tribes still accuse each other of being at the center of the conflicts
Christians have welcomed his appointment saying he has played a pivotal role in the administration of the Diocese in his previous role as a Diocesan Secretary. Moses Asiimwe, one of the parishioners describes the new bishop as a hardworking and principled man of God.
A preliminary police report says that the managers had refused police to view the entire CCTV footage. They also refused to share the footage with administrators of G4S security group which runs the companys security.
There are many evils like corruption, domestic violence, murder, discrimination, fraud, character assassination. We cant be witnesses of Christ in the world when out speeches are packed with lies, he preached in his sermon.
Eskom Operations Manager Peter Tentena says that the nine flood gates can release up to one million cubic meters of water per second for every hour if let open at once. He however hastens to add that this cannot stop the production of electricity or affect the supply of water in Jinja and others parts.
The day is commemorated on June 3 every year in honor of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887. The conversions annoyed the then King of Buganda, Mwanga II who ordered that they are burnt to death.
The service is led by Venerable Isaac Membe Kijjambu from Luzira Archdeaconry together with Venerable Canon Jonathan Kisawuzi. The days sermon will be delivered by a visiting preacher; Rt Rev Samuel Chukwudi Ezeofor from Ogbaru-Nigeria.
Dairy prices are projected to remain weak, while fish prices appear poised to remain contained due to a vibrant aquaculture production. Meat production in general is expected to be stable although poultry output - largely for export - is forecast to grow.