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Kiyinda-Mityana seeks sh60m for diocesan day celebrations

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 28th September 2017 09:58 AM

This was revealed by Fr Peter Ssennyondo, the Dean of Kanoni Deanery (the organisers of the celebrations), during the event’s fundraising function at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel on Saturday.

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Fr Peter Ssenyondo , the Dean of Kanoni Deanery the organizers of Kiyinda-Mityana Diocesan day delivering his remarks during the function. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

This was revealed by Fr Peter Ssennyondo, the Dean of Kanoni Deanery (the organisers of the celebrations), during the event’s fundraising function at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel on Saturday.

The Roman Catholic diocese of Kiyinda-Mityana requires at least sh60m (sixty million) to organize its annual day, which will take place at Kiyinda-Mityana Cathedral on November 26.

This was revealed by Fr Peter Ssennyondo, the Dean of Kanoni Deanery (the organisers of the celebrations), during the event’s fundraising function at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel on Saturday.

 he hoir from aakuwadde atholic subparish presents a musical item during the fundraising dinner for iyindaityana diocesan day The Choir from Naakuwadde Catholic sub-parish presents a musical item during the fundraising dinner for Kiyinda-Mityana diocesan day

 
He appealed to Catholics and all people of good will, to make financial donations towards the preparation of the function. He asked the people to deposit the money in Centenary Bank, on account number: 3201388447. (The account name is: Kanoni Deanery). About sh18m (eighteen million) was raised in cash and pledges during the fundraising function.

Bwanika unhappy with Inter-religious Council

 akiso istrict hairman atia wanga wanika  delivering his remarks during the fundraising dinner for iyindaityana iocese Wakiso District Chairman, Matia Lwanga Bwanika delivering his remarks during the fundraising dinner for Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese

 
The District chairman of Wakiso, Matia Lwanga Bwanika used the function to express his displeasure with the Inter-religious Council’s proposal to government, to organize a referendum on the contentious issue of lifting the Presidential age limit.

“Brethren, in the Catholic Church we have a moral code that prohibits us from blaming our religious leaders in public. But I am sorry to say, I didn’t understand the statement that was issued by the Inter-religious Council.”

 he ean of anoni deanery r eter sennyondo with sgr harles ato during the function The Dean of Kanoni deanery Fr. Peter Ssennyondo (L)with Msgr Charles Kato during the function.

 
“The issue at stake is not the referendum, but the legitimacy of removing the constitutional age limit. Is it right? This is the fundamental question we need to address even before we can think of holding a referendum that is subject to mismanagement. By the way, did they consider the cost of holding a referendum?

“The question of retirement is a moral issue. Emanuel Cardinal Wamala retired but he remains the best preacher; when he starts to preach, you don’t want him to finish. Bishop Samuel Balagadde Ssekadde also retired but is still very useful. Chief Justice Emeritus Benjami Odoki has remained as intelligent as ever, even after retiring. Dear our religious leaders, you have studied all the Philosophy and Theology. To whom shall we run to if that is the stand you have taken?”

 uests being served dinner during the fundraising function Guests being served dinner during the fundraising function

 
The religious leaders under their umbrella organization, Inter-religious Council of Uganda, recently issued a statement on the proposed amendment of Article 102 (b) of the Constitution. In their statement, the clerics proposed a referendum, arguing that the issue of removing the age limit was delicate and non-partisan, which was why it was  not ideal for politicians to monopolize it.

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