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Children of Clergy in Mukono Diocese to Contribute Funds For Pension House

Bishop Right Reverend James William Ssebaggala says that in order for the building to be completed in two years time, the diocese needs more than 3 billion shillings.
The Mukono Diocesan Bishop the Right Reverend James William Ssebaggala.

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All children of the clergy in Mukono Diocese will have to contribute towards the construction of the clergy pension house. 

The four-storied building that is under construction will generate funds and pay pension to retired clergy.

Bishop Right Reverend James William Ssebaggala says that the diocese needs more than 3 billion shillings.

According to Bishop Ssebagala, each child of the priest in the diocese will contribute not less than 50,000 shillings.  

He reveals that the Diocesan Secretary has been asked to register all priests and their children.

The diocese has over 180 active serving priests, while 40 priests have retired.

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Many retired clergy struggle to survive due to absence of a retirement scheme. Some are forced to rely on dependents that include children and other good Samaritans.

Anglican clergies are always discharged from regular pastoral works at the age of 65 years.

 

 

Reverend Canon David Mpagi the Archdeacon of Seeta Archdeacon welcomes the idea saying that it is still intended to benefit the clergy. 

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The retired priest Rev. Canon Steven Kisekka appreciates the diocese’s initiative saying that the lives of the retired clergy will improve. 

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