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North Ankole Bishop hailed for visionary leadership

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu, has commended the Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, Rt Rev Stephen Namanya who is set to retire on 26th May 2024 as a visionary leader who tirelessly worked for the transformation of the twenty-year old Diocese.

Archbishop Kazimba Mugalu who arrived in the Diocese on Friday 2nd February for his official pastoral visit, toured a number of Diocesan projects and notable among them was the Kakyera Stock Farm which has over 320 cows, the Clergy Pension House, Kanoni Bible College, Rushere Model Primary School, a valley dam, and the prospective North Ankole Mission Hospital set to house a theatre, male and female Wards, special clinics, a pediatric Ward and a pharmacy among others.

Archbishop Kazimba ministering as he concluded his pastoral visit to North Ankole Diocese with a Holy Communion Service at Emmanuel Cathedral, Rushere on Sunday.

Archbishop Kaziimba also visited the Deanery and Bishop’s ranches, the Early Child Development Center at the Cathedral and the North Ankole Platinum SACCO in Rushere Town Council and Kazo Branch which was established in 2017 and currently has 3,236 members with total shares amounting to UGX 559.6 million and a loan portfolio of UGX 1.1 billion.

Other notable projects visited included Buremba Secondary School, Bishops’ Girls Secondary School, and North Ankole Technical Institute, which is a future Polytechnic University in the Diocese’s plans, aiming at providing practical technical and science training and educational courses at the degree level.

Archbishop Kazimba Mugalu, receiving Holy Communion from his host Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, Rt Rev Stephen Namanya on Sunday

Archbishop Kaziimba expressed deep appreciation for Bishop Namanya’s active involvement in the House of Bishops, highlighting his crucial role in decision-making and formulating key policies for the Province of the Church of Uganda.

According to the Church of Uganda Communications Officer Sadiiki Adam Mugume, the Archbishop concluded his official pastoral visit on Sunday February 4th 2024 with a Holy Communion Service at Emmanuel Cathedral, Rushere in Kiruhura District.

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