His request comes shortly after the High court in Kabale quashed an application by Christians seeking for an injunction blocking the consecration of Eng. George Bagamuhunda, the Bishop elect of Kigezi diocese.
A priest attached to the Bishopâ€™s office told Uganda Radio network that the Diocese received a directive from the Provincial office ordering them to immediately call off the meeting which was slated for November 28th.
The incident comes only about four days ahead of the arrival of the newly appointed Bishop of Kigezi Diocese Rev.Canon George Bagamuhunda. Sources within the diocese believe the fire is an inside job. A priest who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity for fear of being victimized says fires usually occur at the diocese whenever the top management disagrees on issues of accountability.
The Appointment of Rev Canon George Bagamuhunda as the New Bishop of Kigezi has drawn mixed reactions from members of the laity in the Diocese. Canon Bagamuhunda has always been described by Kigezi Christians as a practical administrator who was behind the establishment of several gravity water flow schemes in the Diocese, although his critics say he is not a good preacher. Some members of the Laity say he is a priest who is rarely seen on the pulpit.
Reverend Canon George Bagamuhunda has been elected new Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kigezi. Canon Bagamuhunda is to replace Right Reverend George Katwesigye, who retires in March 2014 after heading the diocese for over 15 years.
Kigezi Diocese has been rocked by allegations of corruption with Christians asking Bishop George Katwesigye to sack one of his priests, Reverend Joshua Owoyesiga. A group of over 500 accuse Reverend Owoyesiga of allegedly misusing 20 million shillings collected during the Christmas season in Christ the King Archdeaconry.
Celebrations to mark 100 years of Christianity in Kigezi region are set to kick off on 11th January 2013 at the Kigezi Diocese Convention site at Rugarama hill Just outside St. Peters Cathedral Rugarama.