Bunyoro Kitara Diocese has finalised preparations to mark its golden jubilee celebrations.
The celebrations marking the diocese’s 50 years of existence will be held at St Peter’s Cathedral Duhaga in Hoima City tomorrow (Sunday).
The celebrations will be marked by among other a thanksgiving and the inauguration of the Bishop’s House by President Museveni who is expected to be the chief guest and later be blessed by the Archbishop of the Anglican Church the Most Rev. Dr. Steven Kazimba Mugalu as the jubilee’s Main monument.
The diocese’s Bishop Samuel Kahuma while addressing the media on Thursday in Hoima City listed more activities that will precede the main celebrations.
Bishop Kahuma revealed that invited guests were expected to start arriving on Friday 28th October followed by a jubilee match from Hoima Booma grounds to Duhaga Cathedral symbolising the continuity of the great work of God to the future generations.
He added that there would be a jubilee convention in the afternoon at Duhaga Boys Primary school playground where Rt. Can.Dr. Rebecca Nyegenye from All Saints Cathedral Kampala, Uganda Christian University (UCU) chaplain Rev. Paul Waswa and Dr. Peter Asiimwe will be the main speakers.
There would also be a sermon by the Conventional speaker that will be preceded by the jubilee Marathon on Saturday.
Several politicians and Bishops from different dioceses are expected to attend the event.
The diocese has been involved in a number of activities to mark the 50 years of its existence since the beginning of last year.
These include planting trees, building commercial houses across the diocese, building houses of Lay leaders, churches, acquiring land titles for Diocese land with a total of 100 as of now and building the Bishop’s House as the main monument, among others.
Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese began on 29 October 1972 after the late Bishop, Rt.Rev Yustasi Ruhindi was consecrated and installed as its first Bishop.
The diocese has so far been led by five Bishops where only three are still alive and has given birth to Masindi Kitara Diocese which comprises Masindi, Buliisa and Kiryandongo districts.
At the moment, the diocese has more than 10 schools, five health centers with Azur aspiring to become a hospital.
It has grown from 15 parishes to 86 and five in waiting with 668 churches in existence and has supported the education of orphans and the livelihoods of the needy.
Bishop Kahuma believes in a bright future with a fully-fledged mission department to preach the gospel freely with ease.
The Diocese hopes to establish a church radio station project to communicate, mobilise,as well as preach the gospel.
The diocese plans to improve the welfare of church members and ministers through income generating projects and preparing good retirement packages for the ministers of God.