In his Easter Sunday homily in St Paul’s Cathedral; the diocesan seat at Kako in Masaka district, Bishop Katumba indicated that since the country and Church are decrying the increase in inhuman conducts manifested in dishonesty, corruption and abuse of Human rights among others, Ugandans are now challenged to embark on proper upbringing of children such that the country can get rid of such habits in the future.
According to Sunday Vision, Equity Bank which extended a loan of Shillings 38 billion and another Shillings 5 billion towards the construction of the 16 storey building, has threatened to auction the structure over non-payment of the loan, which is reportedly in arrears.
Retired Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo told church before offering his blessing that his sickness journey has been painful but full of hope. He particularly thanked the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, the government and church leaders for the support extended to his treatment.
A statue of the first African Bishop in East and Central Africa, Abel Kakyomya Balya, has been erected in Fort Portal. Bishop Reuben Kisembo of Ruwenzori Diocese says that the statue is a historical reminder of the role played by Balya in preaching Christianity in Africa.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has revealed that West Ankole Diocese will get a new bishop in April. In October 2016, Archbishop Ntagali took over Episcopal jurisdiction of West Ankole Diocese after the retirement of Bishop Yona Mwesigwa Katonene.
The canons led by Christopher Kisembo, accuse the Archbishop of abusing his authority and the constitution of the Province of the Church of Uganda by appointing a commission to choose a new Bishop for West Ankole Diocese upon the retirement of Rt Rev Yona Katonene.
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 demand follows a directive by President Yoweri Museveni last year to the NRM Party structures to study trends in the Universal Education programs and recommend whether there is a need for scrapping the programs by government.
The projects, to be started under Bugembe Cathedral, will include crop and animal production in Bugembe town council. It will cover 27.8 acres of land, part of the than 60 acres of land under the diocese that have been encroached on and grabbed.
Waako explains that the land had been left idle by Busoga diocese for families to graze and grow crops for the last 15 years. However, some residents recently began excavating murram and constructing on land without approval from the diocese.