By our reporter
The church of Uganda has today 28th August 2019 announced its 9th archbishop during a press conference held at the Provincial Secretariat, Namirembe.
The Rt. Rev. Edison Irigei, Dean of the Church of Uganda, announced that the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba was elected the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda.
The election was held during a meeting of the House of Bishops on Wednesday, 28th August 2019, at St. Pauls Cathedral, Namirembe by secret ballot and was presided over by the Provincial Chancellor.
Bishop Kaziimba was born on 15th August 1962 in Buikwe Najja to Besweri Kaddu and Jessica Nanyonjo, born again as a Christian in 1984 and consecrated Bishop on 26th October 2008 after which he served as the Bishop of Mityana Diocese for almost eleven years.
He holds diploma and undergraduate degree in theology from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan (USA).
Bishop Kaziimba is married to Margaret Naggayi Bulya, a strong Christian and Intercessor. They both come from humble backgrounds. God has raised me from a hut to a state house, from nobody to somebody, from shame to fame, from grass to grace and from nowhere to somewhere, says Bishop Kaziimba.
The Kaziimbas have four grown sons, two grandchildren, and have also cared for and raised more than 20 other children.
To be eligible to be an Archbishop, one must already be serving as a Bishop in the Church of Uganda, and must be at least 50 years old. Out of the 38 Bishops currently active in the Church of Uganda, 33 were eligible to become Archbishop.
The installation of the new Archbishop is expected to take place on 1st March 2020 at St. Pauls Cathedral, Namirembe.
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