By Ambrose Kweronda
Former North Kigezi Diocesan Secretary Rev. Godfrey Tugume has succumbed to COVID19 few days after his Bishop died of the same disease.
Rev. Godfrey kicked the bucket on Monday night at Nambole stadium treatment Centre.
His death comes days after the death of Rt.Rev.Benon Magezi who has been a Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese for almost 5years
The former secretary of North Kigezi Diocese was born in 1959 and was the eldest in a family of thirteen. In 1982, he trained as Primary Teacher and later a pastor by calling and training
He was then ordained in 1988 in North Kigezi Diocese. After ordination, in 1993 he studied towards B.Divinity, M.Theology in Chicago, Illinois priest at Nyakatare Parish before becoming a tutor at Nyakatare Bible College in 1995.
In 1997, he worked in Nyakatare Archdeaconry until 2003 when he was appointed the Diocesan Youth Worker, Education Secretary and Compassion project coordinator.
In 2007, he became a tutor at Canon Ndimbirwe Bible College until 2010 when he was elevated to a Diocesan Secretary, the post he held until 2017.
He has been passionate about preaching the Word of God and believed to have been a gifted counselor.
His concern has always been that many pastors in the diocese do not have means of transport and always felt the need for prayer support to encourage him as he dispenses God’s ministry.
He is survived by a wife and three children. By press time, burial dates were yet to be announced.
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