The Mukono Diocesan Secretary, Canon John Ssebudde has faulted Nambooze for dragging the Bishop in her political campaigns. He explains that they started registering first grade when the diocese took over the management of Bishop West primary school. The school registered 20 first grades in the last Primary Leaving Examinations.
The race for the Mukono municipality parliamentary seat has
revived the tension between the incumbent Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze and
Mukono diocese on the management of Bishop Schools.
While addressing her supporters at the National Unity
Platform-NUP party offices in Mukono this week, Nambooze accused the Bishop of
Mukono Diocese, James William Ssebaggala of conniving with her Democratic Party
rival and incumbent Mayor, George Fred Kagimu to repossess land belonging to
Bishop Schools from the government with intentions of selling it to private
The schools included Bishop East, Central and West primary
schools that were established in 1910 close to the diocesan headquarters in Mukono Central Division. She accused Kagimu of siding with
the church to destroy the image of the historical schools attended by many people
who have lived in Mukono.
Nambooze claimed that Kagimu
duped the municipal council to pass a resolution removing the schools from
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In March 2016, the church came under fire from parents protesting the move to
combine Bishop Central and East to form a single day primary school and the
decision to reclaim Bishop West and place it under the diocese as a private
boarding school so as to improve their performance.
The Mukono Diocesan Secretary, Canon John Ssebudde has
faulted Nambooze for dragging the Bishop in her political campaigns. He explains
that they started registering first grade when the diocese took over the
management of Bishop West primary school. The school registered 20 first grades
in the last Primary Leaving Examinations.
Canon Ssebudde says the diocese has enough projects to fund
its schools and has always managed to pay teachers on time. He says there was
no sense in maintaining three poor performing government schools in the same
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The Diocesan Lawyer Ronald Musoke says they will not look on as Nambooze
belittles the diocese and its top leader. He advises her to stop spreading false
propaganda against the church and its leaders or risk being dragged to court
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The Diocesan Provost Rev Canon Enos Kagodo wonders why the MP
would falsely accuse the Bishop of selling church land yet he has spent almost
the years of his ministry fighting to reclaim church land in different of the
parts of the diocese.
“The Bishop is hated for evicting encroachers on church land in different
archdeaconries. He would use the opportunity to instead get money from the
encroachers to maintain them on the contested land. Nambooze should focus on
assessing what she has promised and done for Mukono people than sowing hatred,”
Canon Kagodo notes.
During the celebrations of Bishop Ssebaggala’s tenth anniversary as the Bishop
of Mukono Diocese, the Church of Archbishop, Dr. Steven Kazimba Mugalu
commended him for transforming the outlook of Bishop Schools and their