Monday, August 07, 2017
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has applauded the clergy leadership of Diocese of Kigezi under the Leadership of Bishop Rev. Eng. George Bagamuhunda for shepherding the flock of Kigezi Diocese and for contributing to the socio- economic development of the Diocese.
The Premier made the remarks during a fundraising dinner for the Diocese of Kigezi golden Jubilee celebrations. The dinner took place at the Archbishop’s Gardens in Namirembe.
The fundraising dinner comes ahead of the preparations for the celebration of Diocese of Kigezi Golden Jubilee. It was aimed at raising funds for the construction of the Nurses’ hostel at the Nursing school of Rugarama Hospital in Kabale. The construction project is estimated to cost about 365 million shillings.
The Premier commended the leadership of the Diocese of Kigezi for taking on the mantle to participate in the social welfare of its community through the fundraising drive initiative.
“It’s very exciting that the church is concentrating on the social wellbeing in addition to the spiritual wellbeing,” Rugunda said.
Dr Rugunda who was optimistic that enough funds will be raised for the construction project and called upon the people to support the initiative.
He auctioned the portrait of the late Bishop Festo Kivengere at about 20 million Uganda shillings.
The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Bishop George Bagamuhunda called upon the Banyakigezi to show love to one another and stick to God always.
He was thankful to God for enabling the spread of the gospel in Kigezi for the past 50 years.
He thanked all those who attended the dinner for participating in the fundraising drive.
The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Diocese of Kigezi will take place in Kabale district starting on 17th August this year. Over 80 million shillings was raised in cash and pledges.
BY DOREEN NASASIRA