By Sandra Tumwekwase
The Bishop West Ankole diocese Rt Rev. Johnson Twinomujuni has today appealed to Christians to love one another and keep unity and refrain from conflicts to restore the prestige of West Ankole diocese.
He noted that sometime back West Ankole had turned into wasted Ankole thus appealing to Christians not to look back but to continue striving for the best so as to maintain the name of the diocese and its glory.
The Bishop said this during his one year anniversary celebrations as a bishop of west Ankole at Bweranyangi cathedral in Bushenyi.
He added that this day should mark a new beginning of love and unity within west Ankole and Uganda as a whole.
The man of God thanked different dignitaries including Prof. Eng. Mugisha Silver and his wife Annet Mugisha who have been there for the diocese in everything it does. He added that Mugisha brought water to the diocese and has always helped in infrastructural development at the diocese.
The ceremony which was celebrated under the theme ;‘love that unites’ saw many people from across the world turn up to join the bishop celebrate and thank God for whatever he has been able to achieve in this one year he has been in service.
He noted that among his achievements, he managed to pay a debt worth Ug shs 926M left by his predecessors, initiated music competitions in arch deaconries, supported education, strengthened church founded savings and credit society Jubilee Sacco.
He assured the congregation that with love and unity alongside team work, even those not yet achieved must be with time.
The Guest of honor, the president who was represented by the minister of Tourism and Wildlife prof. Ephraim Kamuntu thanked Twinomujuni for amicably handling the situation that was eating up the diocese.
The president thus advised Twinomujuni to remain good up to the end just like he has started, advocate for handwork in order to fight against poverty among christians, sensitize people on primary health care and other related policies.
More than 30 goats, 2 cows and other many gifts were brought for thanksgiving and sold. The money is supposed to be used to finish some of the houses for the clergy already set up and builds more.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website