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Christ the King Church fundraising function raises sh234m

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 8th October 2016 10:16 AM

Lwanga asked Christians from other parishes to emulate Christ the King Church’s strategy of self-reliance, to be able to prevail over the challenge of the increasingly dwindling foreign assistance.

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Lwanga asked Christians from other parishes to emulate Christ the King Church’s strategy of self-reliance, to be able to prevail over the challenge of the increasingly dwindling foreign assistance.

PIC: Christ the King parish-priest monsignor Gerald Kalumba displays the sh20m dummy cheque from Centenary Bank. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

The Archbishop of Kampala, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has praised the parishioners of Christ the King Church, Kampala, for their unwavering generosity, which has enabled the parish to develop without foreign aid.

Lwanga asked Christians from other parishes to emulate Christ the King Church’s strategy of self-reliance, to be able to prevail over the challenge of the increasingly dwindling foreign assistance.

 rchbishop yprian izito wanga greets hristians during the fundraising function for the renovation and extension of hrist the ing hurch amapala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga greets Christians during the fundraising function for the renovation and extension of Christ the King Church Kamapala

 
“Recently we had a conference of the Bishops from Eastern and Central Africa in Lilongwe and one of the things we emphasized was the need for the African Church to be self-reliant. I also got the opportunity to attend a synod for African Bishops in Rome, a few years ago.”

“Our colleagues in Europe told us openly that they were tired of giving us money and it was not there anyway.   Surely, 137 years after we received our faith, we shall not be fair if we continue to depend on the assistance of those who brought us the faith.”

 he xecutive irector of entenary ank r imon agugube chats with ardinal amala during the fundraising function The Executive Director of Centenary, Bank Dr Simon Kagugube chats with Cardinal Wamala during the fundraising function

 
Lwanga made these remarks during the fundraising function for the renovation and extension of Christ the King Church, Kampala, which took place at the Church’s Community Centre on Thursday (October 7). Lwanga’s remarks followed a revelation by the Church’s parish-priest, Msgr. Gerald Kalumba that the parishioners had already realized 78% of the sh9bn, which is required for the project.

Various companies, individual Christians and friends of the Church made impressive financial contributions during the function, in which a total of sh234m was raised in cash and pledges.

 entenary ank xecutive irector r imon agugube delivers his speech Centenary Bank Executive Director, Dr. Simon Kagugube delivers his speech

 
The Executive Director of Centenary Bank, Dr. Simon Kagugube, who was the Chief Guest, donated sh20m on behalf of the Bank.

Business mogul Caesar Malinga donated sh50m. The Governor of the Central Bank, Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile also donated sh15m, which was delivered for him by Charles Malinga.

 harles alinga delivers the message from the overnor of the entral ank as his colleagues look on Charles Malinga delivers the message from the Governor of the Central Bank as his colleagues look on

 
The Bank’s Catholic Community also donated sh6m. Other donors included NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba (sh12m), Joseph Yiga (sh10m) and Hon. Irene Muloni (sh1m).

Engineer Caleb Tugumisirize (from Ssentoogo and Partners) assured the Christians that the project of renovating Christ the King Church would kick off on November 1, 2016 and would be completed in only 78 weeks.

 hrist the ing hurch parish priest onsignor erald alumba delivers his speech during the function Christ the King Church parish priest Monsignor Gerald Kalumba delivers his speech during the function

 
He said the project would be implemented in phases, to enable the Christians to attend mass at the Church as construction goes on.

The function was also graced by Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala.

 ngineer aleb ugumisirize gives a brief report about the project Engineer Caleb Tugumisirize gives a brief report about the project

 

 usiness mogul aesar ulenga contributes to the project discussion during the function Business mogul Caesar Mulenga contributes to the project discussion during the function

 

ome of the hristians and  friends of hrist the ing hurch during the fundraising function Some of the Christians and friends of Christ the King Church during the fundraising function

 

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