The Bishop of Bunyoro Kitara Diocese, Rt. Reverend Samuel Kahuma has endorsed a decision by Christians from Kagadi district to secede from the diocese. Bishop Kahuma made the declaration during the Diocesan Synod meeting held at St. Peter’s cathedral Duhaga Anglican church of Uganda in Hoima city on April 6, 2022.
The Synod is the highest decision making organ in the diocese. According to Bishop Kahuma, there was nothing wrong with the planned break away, but asked the leadership of the proposed diocese to establish key requirements for the creation of a diocese within a year’s time.
The requirements include an administrative block, residence for the clergy and a fully furnished church that will serve as the diocesan headquarters. Addressing Christians during Easter prayers at St. Luke’s Church of Uganda in Kagadi town, Canon Reverend Teo Irumba, the Archdeacon of Kagadi Archdeaconry, said that they have now embarked on the process to ensure that all requirements are in place.
Christians in Kagadi have received the news of the Bishop’s endorsement with joy. Alice Kabasana, the head of the Laity in Kagadi archdeaconry and deputy head of the laity of Bunyoro Kitara diocese is optimistic that the diocese will come with various developments. She asked Christians to work jointly to ensure their dream is fulfilled.
To kick start the mobilization to meet the requirements for the creation of the diocese, the Buyaga East constituency member parliament, Eric Musana contributed Shillings 500,000.
He asked Christians to start income-generating activities as well as embrace government programs to improve their household incomes noting that no development can take place without money.
Desteo Ntegeka, one of the Christians at St. Luke’s church of Uganda in Kagadi archdeaconry contributed 100bags of cement towards the construction of the Bishop’s house.
The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio