The Bishop of Hoima catholic diocese has asked the people in the diocese to embrace the government’s program of the Parish Development Model (PDM) which is aimed at transforming communities.
This was on Monday during the celebration of Bishop’s 6th episcopate anniversary and launching of the drive to collect money to construct a specialized hospital for women and children at St. Mary’s catholic parish, Kagadi vicariate in Kagadi town council.
The parish development model was launched last Saturday by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Kibuuku district.
Bishop Kirabo said Hoima catholic diocese has already started mobilizing people to embrace the program, adding that if well implemented, it will reduce poverty among communities.
He explained that the PDM project is a strategy for organizing and delivering public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and employment generation at the parish level as the lowest economic planning unit.
He has implored leaders at all levels to mobilize the community members to benefit from the program.
The Bishop has also implored the people of Hoima catholic diocese to protect the environment, saying this will help to facilitate the implementation of the various projects.
The Bishop of Hoima Catholic Diocese Rt. Rev. Vincent Kirabo also used his 6th episcopate anniversary celebrations to launch the Fundraising Drive to generate funds for the construction of a specialized hospital for children and women at the diocese’s headquarters in Hoima city.
He said that the facility will be providing specialized medical services for children and women to reduce on infant and mortality rate in the diocese.
Dr.Kalisa Kabagambe, the Chairperson Task force for the construction of the Specialized Hospital said that the project is estimated to cost Uganda shillings 9 Billion.
He says the ground breaking event is due to take place on the 25th .June .2022 where 1 billion shillings is expected to have been raised.
He says every baptized catholic Christian is required to donate 2000 shillings per month.
At least 30 Million shillings was Monday raised from believers of Kagadi Vicariate to kick start the drive.