Large numbers of faithfuls from all walks of life both within and outside Uganda make their way to Namugongo Shrine to celebrate and commemorate the 45 Catholic and Anglican Uganda Martyrs that were persecuted, butchered, and burnt alive on orders of Kabaka Mwanga between 1885 and 1887.
Joseph Anthony Zziwa, the Bishop of Kiyinda-Matyana diocese and Chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, is concerned that the new curriculum intends to relegate the teaching of ‘Latin’, which has a central position in the Catholic Church.
Nsubuga, notes if the appointment is to take this direction, the Papal Nuncio, the Pope’s representative, opens consultation consults with various people for the names of qualified individuals. “they would be wide consultations in that matter,” Nsubuga added. “The process involves high-level confidentiality to avoid lobbying, undue pressure on those involved or those being considered, and unnecessary jealousies,” he adds.
The Chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference Bishop Anthony Zziwa, together with the Ordinary of Masaka Diocese the Right Reverend Serverus Jjumba led special prayers to pay tribute to Bishop Kaggwa.
The framework had been divided into themes for each age group and what content they would have access to. The age group 3 -5 that is most controversial was supposed to learn how to follow instructions and knowing themselves or anatomy where children were to be taught how to differentiate their gender.
Fr. Martin Agwee, the Secretary for Finance revealed that since February when the fundraising activities where launched, the Organizing Committee has so far realized 120 million shillings in cash and 110 million shillings in pledges.