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Masaka Diocese Hunts UGX 400m for Installation of New Bishop

Bishop Kaggwa currently serving as the Diocesan Apostolic Administrator says they require over four hundred million shillings to organize a worthwhile event.
Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa together with Rev Msgr Serverus Jjumba (in black) the Bishop-Elect for Masaka who will soon be installed

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Masaka Diocese is hunting for 400 million shillings to organize the installation of their new bishop, Rev Msgr Serverus Jjumba.

Jjumba will replace Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa who clocked his retirement age of 75 years in 2015. 

Bishop Kaggwa currently serving as the Diocesan Apostolic Administrator says they require 400 million shillings to organize a memorable event.

Kaggwa says they expect the event to be attended by thousands of people from Uganda and beyond.  He explains that they need the money to feed over fifty thousand invited guests, hiring of tents, chairs and arranging of the reception.

He, however, indicates that the diocese is targeting to raise the money from the Christians to support the event.

While addressing the Diocesan Catholic Workers Association, Bishop Kaggwa urged the laity to devotedly support the fundraising drive. 

 //Cue in: “ba catholic workers… 

Cue out…okubyekolerako”//.

Reverend Father George Lubega, Central Steering Committee Chairperson, says they are also targeting Cooperate companies and business entrepreneurs to finance the budget. 

Although Fr. Lubega declines to reveal the amount of money so far collected, he says efforts are being made to raise the money in time urging the Christians to support the cause. 

Rev Msgr Serverus Jjumba was appointed a Bishop on April 16th in an official communication from Rome delivered through Archbishop Luigi Bianco the Apostolic Nuncio in Uganda.

Msgr Jjumba comes in as the 5th Bishop of Masaka diocese which was established in 1939.