By Sophan Niwamanya
Different Christians in the Diocese of Kigezi, including political leaders, have expressed expectations ahead of Church of Uganda Archbishop Samuel Kazimba Mugalu’s three-day pastoral visit to Kigezi Diocese.
Archbishop Kazimba arrived in Muhanga around 4:30 p.m., where he was welcomed by Christians singing, dancing, and praising. He held a short service at Muhanga trading center and later, in a convoy, headed to Rugarama cathedral in Kabale Municipality.
The Rukiga woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Kamusiime Calorine Muhwezi, expects the Archbishop to preach the word of God and preach against homosexuality, which will change and transform the lives people in Rukiga district.
She expressed gratitude about the Archbishop’s visit due to the fact that Christians at the grassroots will receive his words of wisdom and comfort.
The Rukiga District LC 5 Chairperson, Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere, expressed joy for the Archbishop’s visit, saying that his visit will strengthen believers for the time he will spend in the Kigezi Diocese.
Kakwerere noted that he would also wish for the Archbishop to teach and preach against the vices of homosexuality and corruption.
Norah Twenda, a Diocese of Kigezi Synod member, says she is overjoyed for the Archbishop to have visited Kigezi Diocese, where many projects will be launched. She says these projects will help the communities get employment opportunities and social services.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, speaking at Muhanga Trading Center, told Christians that God called everybody for a purpose; therefore, it’s our role as Christians to utilize it efficiently.
The Archbishop will tomorrow (Thursday) lay the foundation stone at Kakamba Church of Uganda Buhangizi Parish in Kamwezi Sub County, Rukiga District. In the afternoon, the Archbishop will lay a foundation stone at Rwamatunguru and have a short church service led by the Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna.
In the evening, the Archbishop will open the Kigezi Diocesan Secretary House at Kigezi Diocese headquarters in Kabale Municipality.