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Sh180m raised for SECAM golden jubilee celebrations

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 14th May 2019 08:10 AM

This was announced by the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, during the launching of the fundraising drive (for SECAM celebrations) at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday.

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Bishop Zziwa (left) and Bishop Madega (centre) handing over a portrait of Pope Francis to Hon Thomas Tayebwa (right), who bought it at sh10m. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

This was announced by the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, during the launching of the fundraising drive (for SECAM celebrations) at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday.

Over 400 international guests are expected to attend celebrations of the golden jubilee of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), which will be held in Uganda on July 21-28. The guests will come from Europe, the US, Asia, and Africa.

This was announced by the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, during the launching of the fundraising drive (for SECAM celebrations) at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday.

Zziwa thanked the Catholic laity for loving the Church and supporting its projects. He also thanked the government for its goodwill and financial support towards the function.

 ishop ziwa delivers his speech Bishop Zziwa delivers his speech

 
The Chairman of the Finance and Fundraising Committee, also MP for Ruhinda North Thomas Tayebwa said they are looking for sh1bn for the local organization of the function.

During the function, a total of sh180m was raised in cash and pledges. The Chief fundraiser, King Caesar Mulenga donated sh25m. His financial pledge was announced by Dr. Francis Runumi, who represented him at the function.

Mulenga also bought a portrait of Pope Francis at sh10m.  Other prominent donors included Bukedea District woman MP Anita Among (sh20m), Mogas (sh10m), Centenary Bank (sh10m) and Engineer John Bosco Kariisa, who bought a portrait of President Museveni at sh10m.

 he head of the atholic laity in ganda ervase dyanabo right with other guests during the function The head of the Catholic laity in Uganda, Gervase Ndyanabo (right) with other guests during the function

 
The function was also graced by the second Vice-President of SECAM, Bishop Matthew Madega (from Gabon), the Secretary-General of SECAM, Fr Joseph Komakoma and the Secretary General of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Msgr John Baptist Kauta.

Further to the sumptuous dinner, the guests were also treated to a captivating cabaret entertainment by singer Rockemiller.

 ocal musician ockemiller giving cabaret entertainment Local musician Rockemiller giving cabaret entertainment

 
About SECAM

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) is a body that brings together the Catholic Bishops of Africa and Madagascar.

It was founded in Uganda

The Bishops of Africa, during one of their recent plenaries, decided that they hold the organization’s golden jubilee celebrations here in Uganda, where it was also founded.

 ishop ntony ziwa left hands over a portrait of resident useveni to ngineer ariisa as ishop atthew adega centre looks on Bishop Antony Zziwa (left) hands over a portrait of President Museveni to Engineer Kariisa as Bishop Matthew Madega (centre) looks on

 

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