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All set for Kaziimba enthronement

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 26th February 2020 09:19 AM

Kaziimba will be installed on March 1, taking the reins from Stanley Ntagali, who has been at the helm of the Anglican Church since 2012.

All set for Kaziimba enthronement

Kaziimba will be installed on March 1, taking the reins from Stanley Ntagali, who has been at the helm of the Anglican Church since 2012.

KAMPALA - At least 120 foreign dignitaries are expected to grace the enthronement of the Archbishop-elect of the Church of Uganda, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba. 

Kaziimba will be installed on March 1, taking the reins from Stanley Ntagali, who has been at the helm of the Anglican Church since 2012. 

The Government Chief Whip and head of the organising committee for the enthronement, Ruth Nankabirwa told journalists on Friday that preparations had been completed.

The Archbishop's residence has been renovated and new seats fitted inside Namirembe Cathedral for the 37 bishops from all the dioceses who will join Kaziimba for the fete. Ahead of the ceremony, Kaziimba will enter the residence on Wednesday and host invited guests to a pre-enthronement dinner on Saturday.

Nankabirwa said at least 1,000 invited guests are expected to attend the ceremony, with President Yoweri Museveni as chief guest. 

"Each of the invited guests will have a card, a parking sticker and a coupon. We appeal to them to follow the guidance of the traffic and security team deployed," she said. 

Nankabirwa added that all foreign dignitaries will be screened at Entebbe Airport to guard against coronavirus infection. The organising team sought about sh1b for the installation ceremony, of which sh350m is still required to complete the preparations. 

On Friday, Meera Investment Limited owned by city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia donated sh10m towards the function. In his position as Archbishop of Uganda, Kaziimba will be the head of the Church of Uganda. 

He was formerly the bishop of the Diocese of Mityana from 2009-2020. Ntagali bids farewell Meanwhile, All Saints' Cathedral, Kampala will today bid farewell to Ntagali during the three-morning service sessions at 7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am.

Ntagali will be relinquishing the episcopal and ecclesiastical powers of the diocese to his successor on March 8. Ntagali has been presiding bishop for the cathedral since 2012. Located on Nakasero Hill, the cathedral is the headquarters of the Diocese of Kampala. 

Ntagali was consecrated bishop on December 19, 2004. He served as Bishop of Masindi-Kitara Diocese for eight years, before he was elected the eighth archbishop of the Church of Uganda. 

Born in Ndorwa County, Kabale district in 1955, Ntagali migrated with his family to Wambabya parish, Kizirifumbi sub-county in Hoima district, when he was aged 16.

 

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