Rev Muheebwa added that the bishop-elect will be consecrated and enthroned as the Bishop of East Busoga Diocese on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at the St. Stephen's Pro Cathedral in Bugiri district.
Bishop-Elect Suubi and his Wife. Photo by COU
The House of Bishops sitting at the Provincial Secretariat in Namirembe has
elected Rev. Canon Paul Hannington Suubi as the inaugural Bishop of East Busoga
Diocese. The announcement was made by the acting Provincial
Secretary, Rev. Balaam Muheebwa.
“The House of Bishops sitting at
the Provincial Secretariat at Namirembe today, Wednesday 4 October 2023, has
elected Rev Canon Paul Hannington Suubi as the first Bishop of East Busoga
Diocese,” said Muheebwa in the official communication. Rev Muheebwa added that the
bishop-elect will be consecrated and enthroned on November 19, 2023, at the St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral in Bugiri
A devoted family man,
Bishop-Elect Suubi is married to Dr. Margaret Stella Suubi, and their union has
been blessed with three biological children. As per details provided by the
Church of Uganda, Suubi's path in the ministry commenced with his ordination as
a Deacon in August 1993, followed by his consecration as a Priest in 1997. His
educational background includes the attainment of a Diploma in Education and
the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Divinity.
Currently, Rev. Canon Suubi
serves as the Assistant Vicar at St. Andrew's Church of Uganda in Jinja. His
ministry has been profoundly impactful, with a focus on educational
institutions. Notably, he holds the distinction of being the longest-serving
Chaplain at Busoga College Mwiri.
The Division of Busoga Diocese
The Diocese of East Busoga was
established by separating it from Busoga Diocese due to years of management
disputes. Concerns about a lack of accountability, limited accessibility, and
poor service delivery within the mother diocese were raised by the faithful and
clergy, leading to the division.
In addition to East Busoga,
another diocese, Central Busoga, was also created, further dividing Busoga
Diocese. It's important to note that Busoga Diocese was originally founded in
1972, with Rt. Rev. Cyprian Bamwoze serving as its first bishop, when it
separated from Namirembe Diocese.