FURTHER SPLIT OF WEST ANKOLE DIOCESE: GRANT SHEEMA A DIOCESE NEXT AND READY IN LINE IS MITOOMA—CHAIRMAN KARYAIJA TELLS BISHOP JOHNSON
By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Mitooma district chairman and former senior synod member Mr Benon Karyaija has revealed that Mitooma is also ready to be granted a diocese status after Sheema which is first in line.
In an exclusive telephone interview with www.mknewslink.com editor about the quest by Sheema for a diocese status to be curved out of west Ankole diocese, Karyaija noted that his area of Mitooma is also ready for a diocese status.
He said that Mitooma Christians have already started expansion of mitooma archdeaconry church which is proposed to be the headquarters of the diocese.
www.mknewslink.com Editor got back to Chairman Karyaija today Nov. 24, 2023 to divulge more details about this surprise decision to Bishop Johnson and he ably reechoed the earlier plan by Mitooma be granted a diocese.
He noted that Mitooma on top of expanding the church, is constructing the bishop’s house this came about after they celebrated 100 years of Christianity in the district and raised a lot of money.
Mr Karyaija added that their diocese will be named Mitooma diocese like kinkinzi diocese unlike sheema of central ankole diocese.
He said that mitooma has six archdeaconries and their plan is to ensure that every parish has a graduate reverend.
He concluded that Mitooma has many learned clergy whom one of them can become a first bishop of mitooma diocese. He added that even before Bishop Johnson assumed office, Rev. Canon Turyahabwe from mitooma was a potential candidate for WAD bishop.