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Speaker wants public holiday for Bishop Hannington

By Emmanuel Balukusa

Added 30th October 2019 08:08 PM

“How can a President give out an order and a Minister fails to implement it yet Archbishop, Janann Luwum’s day was gazetted and everyone knows, why does Bishop Hannington day fail ?”

Speaker wants public holiday for Bishop Hannington

Central Busoga Bishop, Patrick Wakula, welcoming the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga at Kyando during the celebrations of Bishop Hannington-Photo by Emmanuel Balukusa

“How can a President give out an order and a Minister fails to implement it yet Archbishop, Janann Luwum’s day was gazetted and everyone knows, why does Bishop Hannington day fail ?”

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KYANDO - The speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga expressed discontent at the fact that Bishop James Hannington's day was not made a public holiday as promised by the President last year.

Kadaga was also annoyed by the low turn-up of dignitaries from the government and some other workers. She said: "This should stop and in the next celebrations, the whole country should close all offices and respect the death of the Missionary who taught religion in Uganda".

 pilgrim washing her feet at the holy well at yando where ishop ames annington was murdered in 1885A pilgrim washing her feet at the holy well at Kyando where Bishop James Hannington was murdered in 1885.

 
"How can a President give out an order and a Minister fails to implement it yet Archbishop, Janann Luwum's day was gazetted and everyone knows, why does Bishop Hannington day fail ?" she asked.

  choir entertaining the pilgrims at yando during the celebrations of the late ishopames annington A choir entertaining the pilgrims at Kyando during the celebrations of the late Bishop.James Hannington.

 

She said this at the celebrations to remember the death of Bishop James Hannington who was killed at Kyando in Bukatube Sub County, Mayuge district by Chief Luuba on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga on 29th, October 1885 on his mission to spread the word of God in Africa and Uganda in particular.

Kadaga also requested the church to transfer the remains of the late Bishop, James Hannington from Namirembe Cathedral to Kyando so that every tourist who visit the area sees a complete package of the Bishop.

 rom left is ishop tephen azimba rchbishop tanley tagali ishop amuel gesa of ukedi diocese and ishop meritus ackson atovu at the celebrations of ishop ames annington at yando From left is Bishop Stephen Kazimba, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, Bishop Samuel Egesa of Bukedi diocese and Bishop Emeritus Jackson Matovu at the celebrations of Bishop James Hannington at Kyando.

 

In the church sermon, which was presided over by the out-going Archbishop, Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali, asked government to find a permanent solution to stop cult of land grabbing in the country, corruption and torture saying that it has hindered the progress of the economy by few people.

 inister of ourism usoga kingdom ellen amutamba giving a speech at the celebrations of the late  ishop ames annington Minister of Tourism Busoga kingdom Hellen Namutamba giving a speech at the celebrations of the late Bishop James Hannington.

 

"People should have faith in whatever they do in life and help one another to develop and have ownership over properties of different nature" Ntagali pleaded in the presence of the in-coming Archbishop, Stephen Kazimba Mugalu.

The chairperson Uganda Tourism Board, Daudi Mpabulungi Migereko thanked the church for prioritizing tourism in the country and said that as the government they will ensure to see that tourist attractions are developed to the international standards to help the country earn revenue.

 eft is rchbishop tanley tagali welcoming his successor ishop tephen azimba ugalu at the celebrations of the late rchbishop ames annington at yando in ayuge district Left is Archbishop Stanley Ntagali welcoming his successor Bishop Stephen Kazimba Mugalu at the celebrations of the late Archbishop James Hannington at Kyando in Mayuge district

 

"As UTB we are very happy with the initiative of all churches in Uganda for the efforts to promote religious tourism and we pray for its continuity" he thanked.
The State Minister for Transport who is also the area Member of Parliament for Bunya West constituency, Aggrey Henry Bagiire requested the church of Uganda to build a big Cathedral at Kyando in the memory of the late, Bishop James Hannington which will attract more Christians to throng in the area to remember him every time they wish.

 

KEYNOTES: ON BISHOP JAMES HANNINGTON?
 
He was born at Hurstpierpoint in Sussex, England, on 3 September 1847.

He left school at 15 years of age to work in his father's Brighton counting-house.
 
At the age of 21 years, Hannington decided to pursue a clerical career and entered university at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford.
 
In 1873 Hannington has ordained a deacon and took charge of the small parish of Trentishoe in Devon.
 
Around 1882, he offered himself to the Church Missionary Society, and he set sail for Zanzibar on May 17, as the head of a party of six missionaries. After suffering from fever and dysentery, he was forced to return home in 1883.
 
June 1884, he was ordained bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, and in January 1885, he departed for Africa and Uganda in particular.
 
Under the orders of King Mwanga II of Buganda, the missionaries were imprisoned in Busoga for all most a week, after eight days of captivity, by order from King Mwanga II, Hannington's men were killed, and on 29 October 1885, Hannington himself was speared in both sides.
 
Joseph Mukasa, a Roman Catholic priest and an official at Mwanga's court, rebuked the king for the deaths and was beheaded for it.
 
Hannington and companions were among the first Martyrs of Uganda.
 
Hannington's feast day in the Church of England is October 29 of every year.


In attendance, there was Central Busoga Bishop, Patrick Wakula, Bukedi Bishop, Samuel Egesa and Emeritus, Jackson Matovu of Central Buganda
Others include the Minister for Tourism from the Busoga Kingdom, Hellen Namutamba, Mayuge LC5 chairperson, Umar Bongo, Mayuge woman MP, Julie Mukoda Zabwe and Busiki county MP, Akamba.
 

 

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