President Yoweri Museveni is expected to be the chief guest at the official launch on July 29.
The bible has been translated into several languages
RELIGION | BIBLE
Translation of the bible to Lugwere language has already been finalized.
The chairman of the bible translation committee, Bishop Vincent Watolya addressed members of the Jinja Bagwere Burial and Development Association in Budhumbuli village, Bugembe town council.
He said the translated version will make it easier for Christians to follow preachings during church services.
Watolya said the Lugwere bible was printed in South Korea with support from UK-based Summer Institute of Linguistics.
He said President Yoweri Museveni is expected to be the chief guest at the official launch of the Lugwere bible on July 29 at Budaka district headquarters.
It is understood as many as 1.3 million copies of the translated bible were shipped into Uganda from South Korea through the Kenyan port of Mombasa.
Watolya urged Bagwere to contribute generously to ensure the launch is successfully held on the set day.
MP Gonahasa poses for a photo with members of the bible steering committee. (Credit: Moses Bikala)
A steering committee headed by Kabweri County MP Francis Zondhula Gonahasa was elected to ensure it mobilized all Bagwere countrywide to contribute financially towards the official launch of the Lugwere bible.
On his part, MP Gonahasa said the organizing committee requires sh200m to put the launch together.
He promised to lure other fellows members of parliament to contribute generously towards the cause.
“Nations that have developed have Christians who read the bible all the time," he said, urging the Bagwere people to form SACCOS in order to attract funding from government.
Gonahasa also cautioned them against spending most of their time discussing politics and instead engage in setting up income-generating activities so as to improve their household incomes.
Hajji Issa Sissye, the chairman of the Jinja Bagwere Burial and Development Association, said the group is aimed at improving the lives of Bagwere living in Jinja and surrounding areas.