Gaddie Akanjuna has been consecrated as the 6th Bishop of Kigezi Diocese.
Akanjuna was elected in February by the House of Bishops to replace Rt.
Rev. Eng. George Bagamuhunda, announced last year that he will retire early
from active Church Service on grounds of poor health.
consecration was held on Sunday at Kigezi High School Primary School playground
in Kabale district and was presided over by Church of Uganda Archbishop, Samuel
Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu.
during the service, Rt. Rev.George Turyasingura, Bishop of East Ruwenzori Diocese
asked Akanjuna to diligently serve Christians who protested his election. He
also urged Akanjuna to make his office open to every Christian in the diocese
because they need his blessings and counseling.
Akanjuna was welcomed to the Diocese from East Ruwenzori Diocese where he had
been for retreat. He was accompanied by Bishop Bagamuhunda and Bishop
made a stopover at Nyeikunama Primary School playground in Muhanga town
council, Rukiga district where he was received by Christians and Rukiga
Mbabazi Nyetegyereize, a Christian from hamurwa town council in Rubanda district
who is one of the Christians that led a petition against the election of Rev.
Gad Akanjuna but later withdrew, was also seen at the function.
In the petition
addressed to the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda the petitioners through
their lawyers of Nzige, Jamero, and Company Advocates disputed the legality of
Akanjuna's election arguing that the election process was marred with
irregularities. The other petitioners are Drake Twebaze Katabaazi,
Professor John Kakitari, Margret Bikangaga, Michael Zaribwende, Dickson
Kyabaseeta and Lauben Kuribakanya.
that Akanjuna does not have academic qualifications for the office. They also
note that the electoral college that elected him was also not properly
constituted as per the guidelines of the Church of Uganda canons.
born on August 10 1962 in Kitaga ,Kyanamira sub county, Kabale district.
He joined Kigata Primary School and completed Primary Seven in 1980.
joined Bukinda secondary school commonly known as Highland located in Bukinda sub-county, now Rukiga district up to 1984 when he completed Ordinary
level. He joined Bukinda primary Core Teachers College and pursued a
certificate in primary education.
In 1991, he
became a catechist at Kikungiri Church of Uganda. In 1993, he attained a
provincial certificate in theology in1995. He later earned a Bachelor of Arts
in Education and a Diploma of Theology from Uganda Christian University, and a
Certificate in Theology from Bishop Barham Divinity College.
married to Jackeline Charity Akanjuna with four children and two grandchildren.