North Ankole gets new Bishop
President Yoweri Museveni has appealed to the church to direct more effort towards the fight of HIV/Aids.
Speaking during the consecration of the new bishop of North Ankole diocese,Steven Namanya at St.Emmanuel church of Uganda in Rushere, Kiruhura district,yesterday, the president noted that the current HIV trend in the country is alarming and needs to be reversed.
He observed that although people of Kiruhura have transformed they are still grappling with a high HIV prevalence rate of 7% as compared to national prevalence which is at 6%.
Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanely Ntagali who led the consecration ceremony, thanked the outgoing Bishop Nathan Muhanguzi for transforming the diocese during his 12-year tenure.
The Archbishop also commended the Christians of North ANkole for supporting Bishop Muhanguzi and urged them to display the same support to the new Bishop.
He thanked the President for supporting church projects and other religions in the country, and for his sh400m contribution during a fundraising held at State House which fetched over sh700m.
In his speech, Namanya said during his tenure, he will give priority but not limited to mission and evangelism, infrastructure and economic development, family as a traditional unit of the church, Christian education, formal education, health services, discipleship, land resource management and utilization.