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Anxiety in New Diocese Over Delayed Election of Bishop

Some of those eyeing the appointment include Rev Canon Patrick Mutalwa, Rev Canon Stephen Moses Isabirye, Rev Canon John Bamugemereire and Rev Chris Kyewe amongst others.
There is growing anxiety amongst Christians in the newly created central Busoga Diocese due to the delayed appointment of the Bishop. On Friday, the House of Bishops convened at Lweza in Kampala to elect a new Bishop of Busoga Diocese and pioneer Bishop for Central Busoga Diocese respectively.

Reverend Canon Paul Samson Moses Naimanhye was declared Bishop Elect for Busoga Diocese. He will replace Dr. Michael Kyomya, the outgoing Bishop of Busoga Diocese who is retiring.  However, the House of Bishops differed the election of the Bishop of Central Busoga Diocese sparking off anxiety amongst Christians.

Some of those eyeing the appointment include Rev Canon Patrick Mutalwa, Rev Canon Stephen Moses Isabirye, Rev Canon John Bamugemereire and Rev Chris Kyewe amongst others. A section of Christians started speculating as to why the House of Bishops had not declared the Bishop elect for Central Busoga Diocese.

This prompted Dr. Michael Kyomya, the outgoing Bishop of Busoga Diocese to rush to All Saints Cathedral in Iganga to clear the air.  

“There was a technical error made by the electoral college, although I cannot exactly tell you what transpired, we were advised to repeat the nominations within two weeks for the house of Bishop to elect the Bishop during the all clergy conference scheduled late this month at Uganda Christian University Mukono” he said.

He asked the Christians to remain calm saying the consecration of the Bishop will on as planned on November 1, 2015.  â€œWe are pushing everything concerning the election of the Bishop to this month and the archbishop and house of Bishops has confirmed the consecration date, I only urge the organizing committee to vigorously execute its duties” he added.

Andrew Mpaata, the chairman consecration committee for the Central Busoga Bishop hailed the Bishop for delivering the message in person saying Christians would not understand anybody else.

According to Mpaata, Christians were considering trekking to the office of the Bishop to seek clarification on what could have happened. He however, says they will wait patiently for the repeat of the exercise as explained by the Bishop. 

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