Archives June 2024

Bishop Akanjuna Urges Confirmants to Defend Church Rights

KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna, has challenged Christians to use confirmation as a foundation to earnestly contend for the faith.

He made the call on Tuesday the 25th of June , 2024 as he confirmed 91 Christians into the Anglican faith in a service that doubled as the naming of St. Stephen’s Mwisi COU Parish in Kitumba Sub-County of Kabale district

Bishop Akanjuna emphasized that confirmation is not a final mark, but rather a pivotal point for transition from the past worldly to a Holy Spirit-filled life. He thus asked the newly confirmed Christians to use the same as a stepping stone to stand for and to uphold righteousness and the Church’s doctrine, interests and values.

The prelate challenged the faithful to emulate the dedication and faith of the first Christian martyr and one of the first seven deacons of the Apostolic Church – Stephen, emphasizing the inevitability and importance of building a strong bond with the Lord Jesus Christ, just as the revered disciple did.

He noted that Stephan’s unwavering faith and trust in God’s guidance are the qualities that modern-day Christians should strive to emulate.

Bishop Akanjuna also asked the congregants of the newly named church to trust God’s plan and purpose for their lives, as they reflect on their salvation journey.

NiCA foundation Brings Joy To Buhumba Primary School With Scholastic materials and water tanks Donations

KABALE –The Kabale District Education Officer, Moses Tumwesigye Bwengye, today commissioned two water tanks donated by the NiCA Foundation to help pupils in accessing clean water at Buhumba Primary School in Kitumba Sub County.

The two water tanks each with a capacity of 10,000 litres were constructed by NiCA as a donation with support from the Netherlands friends, and scholastic materials all worth over 42 million shillings which included exercise books, mathematical sets, pens and pencils for the pupils at the school.

While officiating at the event, Bwengye appreciated the donors on behalf of the district and encouraged the pupils to prioritize their education amidst the rise in the rate of school dropouts in the region.He noted that many children in the district are forced to abandon their education due to various reasons, including poverty, lack of resources, and early marriage.

Meanwhile, Yvonne Verhagen, the founder and the chairperson of NiCA foundation emphasized the importance of completing primary school education as the foundation of one`s future success.She noted that the donation made to the school will motivate pupils and help them to set goals that shall unlock their potential in future.

The head teacher of Buhumba Primary School Jackson Kyomukama expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the NiCA Foundation for their support stating that it’s a timely intervention. He also highlighted that the facility is a significant boost to the school, which has been facing challenges in accessing clean water and educational resources, and believes it will improve the learning environment and enhance the quality of education at the school.

Buhumba Primary School which was established in 1981 is a Church of Uganda founded school aided by under the supervision of the Diocese of Kigezi.