By Ronald Mugabe
The Katikkiro (prime minister) of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, has accepted to be the Chief Walker of the day at the Pope’s Walk event.
During a visit paid to him by Vision Group chief executive officer Robert Kabushenga at his office in Mengo, Kampala, yesterday morning, the visibly enchanted Katikkiro granted Kabushenga’s request and promised to lead the rest of the Christians in the historical walk.
Mayiga commended Vision Group for championing the cause to give the historical sites a facelift.
He noted that the refurbishments will paint a brighter image of the history of Christianity in Uganda.
The walk, which is geared towards raising funds for the refurbishment of both the Namugongo and Munyonyo shrines, in preparation for Pope Francis’ visit next month, has already got numerous individuals and business establishments coming out to contribute towards the cause.
Yesterday alone, well-wishers, including the Kolping society; Vienna College, Namugongo and Book Point located at Village Mall in Bugolobi, Kampala made a contribution totaling sh6.1m.
While handing over a sh3m cash contribution to Kabushenga, the Kolping Holdings executive director, Aloysius Mugasa, said the project of refurbishing the martyrs shrines was worth the support from all Ugandans.
“As the Kolping society, we look at the project as one which all Ugandans must come out and support because it is a good cause,” he said.
In a related development, the students of Vienna College, Namugongo also contributed sh2.1m.
Kabushenga encouraged them to keep up the spirit, even in their future engagements.
The Pope’s Walk will see numerous Christians gather at Kololo Airstrip on October 31, from where they will be led by the Katikkiro to Namugongo.
All those who will take part in the walk will have the opportunity to tour the site, to view the magnificent changes that have so far been made.
Pope’s Walk boost in pictures
Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga receiving a cheque of sh1.1m from students of Vienna College Namugongo yesterday as contribution towards the Pope’s Walk campaign. Right is the school’s headmaster Mohammed KakiikaVision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga receiving a cheque of sh1.1m from students of Vienna College
Claire Aganya (right) and Phionah Ampeire, the proprietors of Book point Uganda,located at Village Mall Bugolobi, handing over sh1m to Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga. Left is Vision Group circulation manager Joseph Lwanga. Photos by Joseph Mutebi
The Shrine Rector of Munyonyo, Fr. Dr. Marion Golob Kajubi, listens to the executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority, Jenifer Musisi. On Wednesday, Musisi visited the Munyonyo martyr’s shrine that is under construction in preparation for the Pope’s visit next month. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu
Kabushenga receiving sh3m from the CEO of Uganda Kolping Society, Aloysius Mugasa (centre) as their contribution towards the Pope’s walk. Left is General manager Of Kampala Kloping Hotel
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