"I am very happy to retire today. Which by God’s grace happens to be my 65th birthday. It is my joy to congratulate Rt. Rev. Stephen Kazimba, I pray that God guides you in your leadership as Archbishop of Church of Uganda," said Ntagali.
The 57 year old will take the baton from the 8th Archbishop; the Most Rev Stanley Ntagali who will is clocking 65 years of age, which is the mandatory retirement age for the Archbishop in CoU. The Archbishop can’t serve for more than 10 years.
The nominated candidates back then included Rev. Simon Omoding, a Lecturer Uganda Christian University, Mbale and Rev. Simon Ongangu, the Kumi Diocesan Treasurer. However, the Diocese was advised to nominate new candidates for the role. He will now be consecrated on December 29, 2019, at St. Philip’s Cathedral, Ngora.