The church will have a primary school.It will sit on 13 acres of land.
PIC: St. Mark Ssekiwunga Mother's and farther's Union with bishop Luwalira. (Credit: David Lukiiza)
By David Lukiiza and Regina Naiga
WAKISO - St Mark Ssekiwunga church of Uganda is going to build a sh1.5b churchafter they demolished the old one which had been in existence for over 40 years.
This was revealed over the weekend at Sisa, Namulanda, Wakiso district during a function where the bishop of the church of Uganda, Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira broke the ground where the church will be established.
Christians at St Mark Ssekiwunga together with bishop Luwalira. (Credit: David Lukiiza)
Luwalira cautioned christians to be dedicate themselves to building the new church because it is one of those strong legacies one can leave behind for generations.
“Before me, I see strong and committed christians who are not going to get tired every time they are called to contribute to the construction of the church," said bishop Luwalira.
Bishop Kityo planting a palm tree at the church. (Credit: David Lukiiza)
What christians say
Simon Lule, one of the church leaders at St Mark said the church had had become old fashioned and too small for the christians.
“The old church had become small for the increasing numbers of christians in the area," he said.
The church which will also have a primary school will seat over 700 people. It sits on 13 acres of land.
“We believe the church will be finished in a period of one year since most of the church members have started giving towards the construction,” Uganda's Ambassador in Kenya, Katurebe Tayebwa said.