On January 22, 2023, The Bishop of Ankole Diocese Rt. Rev. Dr. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa accompanied by the Dean of St James Cathedral, Diocesan Secretary, and Archdeacons met hundreds of Christians from Ankole Diocese and their friends who live in Kampala for a fellowship.
The fellowship which attracted many people was held at St. Francis Chapel Makerere University. The Bishop in his sermon reminded Christians that whoever is in Christ, is a new creation. The old is gone and the new has come. He also said that a time will come when we will be liberated from all suffering we are going through. In the fellowship, 8 people including the youth gave their lives to Christ.
The chairperson of the Ankole Diocese Kampala Chapter, Mr. Byamugisha Jimurex presented strategies for the fellowship to carry on. He promised to continue collaborating with the Diocese for the development and preaching of the gospel. The diocese also gave a presentation about the developments and what has been transpiring in the diocese.
The fellowship was attended, among other dignitaries, by the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda who is also minister of East Africa Affairs, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, the Bishop-elect North Kigezi, Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe (currently chaplain of St. Francis Chapel Makerere), and several clergies.
The Bishop announced that the Millennium SACCO which was birthed by Ankole Diocese had earmarked a trading location at Ntinda near Nakawa stage for the Kampala branch. He also informed the congregation about the Revival Girls High School and primary school new project seating on 31 acres at mile 7 from Mbarara city on Ibanda road which will begin in January 2024.
Among Christians who attended hailing from Ankole Diocese was Canon Barnabas Tumusingize former Provincial Chancellor, Mr. Kamabare Moses, Managing Director of National Medical Stores, Hon Dr . Bitekyerezo, Chairperson of National Drugs Authority, Mr. Michael Mugabi, Managing Director of National Housing Corporation, Col Dr. Winston Agaba, Managing Director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Col Dr. Mugume, Hon Ayebare Margaret Rwebyambu, Woman Member of Parliament Mbarara District and Hon Dr . Miriam Matembe.
To God be the Glory.
The writer is Ms. Asasira Joanita Nancy
The Acting. Diocesan Information and Communication Officer and East African Revival Museum Curator, Ankole Diocese.