By Barak Tukashaba
Over 45 pilgrims from North Kigezi dioceses began trekking to Namugongo yesterday to pay pilgrimage a head of Uganda Martyrs Day that is celebrated 3rd June every year.
The Bishop North Kigezi diocese Rt Rev Benon Magezi while flagging them asked them to be patient, committed, faithful and trustworthy to God their creator if they are to achieve their goals.
According to the bishop, pilgrims will walk over 40 kilo meters to Namugongo and they will take 11days to arrive there.
The team led by Reverend Twinomugisha of Nyakariro Church of Uganda in Bugangari Archdeaconry asked for intersection prayers so that they reach well.
The group has 15men and 25 women, the oldest with 75 years and the youngest 17 years old.
Anthony Musimenta a youngest pilgrim said that he has gone to Namugongo to praise God because he healed him from being a mad.”I was a mad for a long period so i have to thank God because am no longer mad.” He said
Grace Rutaga, 64 years from Kigiro, Kebisoni archdeaconry said that she has to use this opportunity to go to Namugongo since it has never happened in the dioceses.
Kigezi sub region that has four dioceses that include Kabale, North Kigezi, Muhabura, and Kikinzi is the host of this year Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations on June 3rd at Namugongo Anglican shrine.
This is the first time pilgrims from North Kigezi walk to Namugongo shrine since it was founded.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website