The Most Rev. His Grace Stanley Ntagali, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda led his last New Year Day as Archbishop service at Saint Paul's Cathedral Namirembe, where he preached against commercialization of politics.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that the suspects were arrested from the various Divisions of Kampala where they were involved in pocketing and waylaying people who were returning home after the celebrations.
Every year millions of pilgrims from within and outside Uganda visit Namugongo, the site where the majority of the converts were martyred, in celebration of their bravery, making the celebration a key event on the Church Calendar. The martyrs Day Pilgrimage has also been earmarked a key tourism event for Uganda.
Delivering his New Year message on Wednesday at St. John’s Cathedral in fort portal, Bishop Kisembo encouraged the communities especially those in the mountainous areas to plant trees and conserve wetlands.
The clashes between the lendu and Bagegere tribes erupted at the beginning of last week in the areas of Joo, Muvaramu, Mkpi, Thuruges, Tara and Roo in Bunia district.
By Tuesday, 350 refugees had arrived and registered at Sebigoro reception centre.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, The Most Reverend Stanley Ntagali made the call in a New Year’s Day Sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe. Ntagali cautioned all political aspirants about the high cost of winning an election. He urged people not to go into debt as a means to get elected.
The fishermen only identified as Okello, Jawia, Onen and Osaga were abducted on 31 October 2019. They had gone out to fish on Lake Albert when they were attacked by suspected militiamen who then crossed with them to the DR Congo together with their fishing gear including a boat, engine and 16 sets of fishing nets.
The call was made by Kampala Diocesan Secretary Rev. Canon John Awodi in his New Year sermon delivered this morning at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero. He said that 2020 is a determining year for those vying for political positions and urged even those that have had painful political experiences in the past, to make another try.
Before midnight, hundreds of Christians thronged places of worship, however after midnight bars were filled to capacity by excited revellers who started drinking all brands of alcohol to commemorate the end of 2019 and usher in 2020.
The 14 novices renewed their faith and made a vow to chastity, poverty and obedience before being dressed in a veil and a cap that has 6 buttons, the first 3 buttons representing the trinity and the last 3 buttons represent the vows they have just made, a sign that they are now sisters.
At Elektra Lounge, where sporadic fireworks rocked the centre of Arua town coupled with West Nile Music extravaganza, hundreds of revellers mainly the youth shouted as the countdown to the New Year started.
At 12:15 a.m Congolese Soukous Musician Kanda Bongo Man came on stage, rekindling memories with his top tracks. His performance lasted one and a half hours sending revellers in a frenzy as many danced and sang along.