Archbishop Kazimba commended the Administration of Madi W. Nile Diocese for the ongoing works which he said is funded by friends of the Church of Uganda Bishops as part of the activities to mark 60 years of the existence of Church of Uganda.
The diocese of Arua was forced to evacuate the three priests to Ediofe Cathedral parish for their safety and handed their residence and the parish buildings to the police for protection. Monsignor Kasto guided that the Christians of Oluko Parish should seek for all pastoral care in the nearby chapels and zonal centers.
Police also whisked off two other priests only identified as Fr. Alphonse and Fr. Francis for their own safety as the angry youths tried to charge at them. The youths accused Rev. Fr. Kennedy Oziga of among others withdrawing over Shillings 12 million from the Parish account meant for construction, selling of bricks prepared by the Christians and Eucalyptus trees planted by the Christians.
“I want to say it openly here that I discourage you from going for such prayers which are associated with witchcraft, stick to your faith and remain firm without being deviated from it,” warned Fr. Yobuta.
According to sources close to the church and vendors, the posters were pasted on the church premises by unknown persons who were driving a Toyota Hiace vehicle in the wee hours on Wednesday morning under the watchful eye of some plain clothed armed personnel.
For almost 30 years, Lazarus Ijoyi, also known as Ejoyi, has been a Catholic priest in Arua Diocese. But the past seven years have been anything but smooth for Father Ejoyi. Without a parish to call home, he's received letters of transfer, police summons, suspension, eviction notices, assault by a fellow priest and forceful eviction from a church house. URN revisits his bumpy journey.
According to Prosecution, Monsignor Kasto Adeti assaulted Fr. Lazarus Ejoyi with a wooden stick, and broke his right arm during an incident in the Parish priest’s residence at Ediofe Cathedral on April 29, 2020. Fr Ejoyi, who was removed by Bishop Ocan Odoki from Kijomoro Parish in 2017 and never been deployed, says Monsignor Adeti assaulted him on grounds that he was not supposed to be at the diocese.
According to Monsignor Adeti, they secured a court order and contracted Apollo Court Bailifs to evict Fr. Ejoyi from Ediofe parish since he has become a nuisance but the bailiffs have failed to act despite pocketing Shillings 150,000 in eviction fees.
In his early 40’s, Sheik Mahd was elected by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC to head the West Nile Muslim region comprising the Muslim districts of Nebbi, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe, Moyo and Madi (Adjumani).
After his retirement in 2009, Bishop Drandua retired to Don Dino Orphanage Center, which he had built with the help of donors from Germany and Austria to help Orphans and vulnerable
Children in the diocese.
Fr. Guma, who led the first Mass in Lugbara animated by Boda boda riders in Arua town at Christ the King parish on Sunday noted that several Boda boda riders continue losing their lives to thugs who make off with their bikes and money.