Sheikh Ismael Swalleh Aliganyira, the Bwamba County Sheikh told URN that they have so far managed to collect Shillings 40 million to kick start the work. He says the mosque will have two floors with the upper section serving as a worshipping area for the women and accommodating offices.
Dr Kaziimba told Christians in Bundibugyo district that he has no authority as a person to grant a diocese. He was responding to demands from local and cultural leaders who tasked him to pronounce himself on the creation of the proposed diocese.
The visit to Bundibugyo comes at a time when Christians are preparing to secede from Ruwenzori Diocese. Archbishop Kaziimba will on Friday visit Bumadu Archdeaconry, the proposed West Ruwenzori Diocese headquarters.
Accordingly, Rev. Julius Tumwesige, the archdeacon Bumadu Church of Uganda who also doubles as the coordinator for the proposed diocese told URN on Tuesday that the construction of the Bishop’s residence, cathedral and administrative block are expected to be complete by the end of this month.
Rev. Julius Tumwesige, the Archdeacon of Bumadu says the Christians are key sources of Church income and the closure of church premises complicates fundraising initiatives yet they need up to 100 million Shillings to purchase the Bishop’s car, complete the beautification of Bumadu Church and have a startup fund to run the Diocese.
The production of one braille Bible costs between USD 400 1.5 million Shillings, and USD 600 2.2 million Shillings, according to Braille Bibles International, an organisation that provides bibles in braille, large print and audio formats to the visually impaired. This is around 50 times the cost of a standard printed Bible.