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