Top on the accusations against Sheikh Irumba was the allegation that he forged a minute of the Regional College of Sheikhs meeting in Fort portal that he used in the failed dismissal of Bunyoro District Kadhi Sheikh, Ashraf Kugonza last year.
The churches were constructed as part of the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan-RAP for the people who were affected by the construction and the development of a refinery and Kabaale International airport in Kabaale parish, Kabaale Sub County. The process affected 7,000 people from 29 square kms of land, which also had schools, and churches.
The row between the Diocese and the residents has been developing silently and escalated on June 1, after Edward Kagoro, the Bunyoro-Kitara diocese land chairperson issued a notice to the residents saying that the land belongs to the church.
According to Museveni, unlike in the past where most religious institutions depended on donor support, religious institutions in Uganda have embarked on a campaign of setting up various economic ventures to generate income for their operations.
Hoima Catholic Diocese has got nine new priests and 11 deacons following a priestly ordination held at the Bujumbura Cathedral in Hoima town on Saturday. Bishop Vincent Kirabo has told the newly ordained priests that together with dozens of their colleagues in the diocese, they have a role to teach the people the word of God and guiding them to strengthen their faith in the different parishes of work.
A total of 1547 pilgrims from Hoima Catholic Diocese on Friday evening set off for their expedition to Namugongo Martyrs Shrine ahead of the commemoration of the 45 Christians who were killed for their faith on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda between 1885 and 1887.
Bishop Kahuma said it is a contradiction to see Christians who worship God every Sunday being at the center of scandals and evil deeds when those in cults continue to implement whatever false teachings they get.
While deliverning his New Year sermon at St. Peters Cathedral, Duhaga in Hoima town today, Bishop Kahuma regretted the rate at which the environment is being degraded in Bunyoro and the country at large.
Samuel Kahuma becomes the fifth Bishop of Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese. His predecessors are Nathan Kyamanywa 2002-2016, Wilson Nkuma Turumanya 1989-2002, Yonasani Rwakaikara 1981-1989 and Yusitus Ruhindi 1972-1981.
His remarks come exactly a week after more than 60 people were killed in clashes between joint security forces and Rwenzururu Royal Guards in Kasese district. Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere was arrested during the raid on his palace at Buhikira. He is accused of creating a machete-wielding militia among his traditional guards.
Christians have welcomed his appointment saying he has played a pivotal role in the administration of the Diocese in his previous role as a Diocesan Secretary. Moses Asiimwe, one of the parishioners describes the new bishop as a hardworking and principled man of God.
During his sermon at St. Cyprian Catholic Parish, Bishop Kyamanywa warned people against using the law to defend evil habits such as witchcraft. The cleric claims that witchcraft breeds bad practices such as child sacrifice, which is responsible for the death of many children in Uganda. He urged believers to reject witchdoctors and whoever supports them.