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.
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
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
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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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