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All set for consecration of new Diocese of Kigezi Bishop

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Obed Kankiriho

Over 6,000 people are expected to attend the consecration and enthronement of Rev Gaddie Akanjuna as the 6th Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi on Sunday, 29th May 2022 according to the Kigezi Diocesan secretary Rev Can Erasmus Turyatunga.

Turyatunga told our reporter that preparations to receive the guests on Sunday are in high gear and everything is set for the event.

Rev Turyatunga said that more 50 percent of the budget required for the consecration has been contributed by Christians and well-wishers and that about 100 million shillings will be received from the Diocesan treasury.

He also confirmed that the organizing committee is working hand in hand with security operatives in Kabale district to ensure safety and peace at the consecration grounds in Kabale municipality.

The Outgoing Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi Rt Rev George Bagamuhunda confirmed to our reporter that 30 out of 37 invited Bishops from the Church of Uganda have already confirmed their attendance.

He also said that the Bishop of Anglican Church of North America Eric Menees and his delegation arrived in Uganda on wednesday evening. Bishop Bagamuhunda also said that the Bishop of Shyira Diocese, Dr Laurent Mbandan, and his other two counterpart Bishops including Bishop Cyangugu  from Neighboring Rwanda have confirmed their attendance and are expected in Uganda today.

The consecration and enthronement of the 6th Bishop of Diocese of Kigezi Rev Can Gaddie Akanjuna will take place on Sunday and the chief guest is expected to be His excellence President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the main celebrant is  expected to be the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda His Grace Dr Steven Kazimba Mugalu.