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Erias Lukwago beats odds donates Eid Food items to Kampala mosques leaders

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Erias Lukwago beats odds donates Eid Food items to Kampala mosques leaders

The Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Al-hajji Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has donated food items to Kampala mosques leaders ahead of Eid al-Adha.

The beneficiaries at each Mosque among the selected ones are; the Chairman, Imam, Deputy Imam, Amiraat and Muezzin.

While handing over these items at Wandegeya Mosque on behalf of the Lord Mayor, Kizza Hakim Sawula and John Mary Ssebuwufu; Secretaries for Works and Finance and Administration respectively asked the Muslim Community to be believe that these challenging days will come to pass.

Mawanda donates Eid Adhuha food items to Igara East Muslims

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Mawanda donates Eid Adhuha food items to Igara East Muslims. Whisper Eye News

The Igara East County Legislator Hon Michael Mawanda Malanga has donated an assortment of food items to his Muslim Constituents ahead this year’s Eid Adha.

Bobi Wine mourns Bishop Senfuma Stephen

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National Unity Platform (NUP) principle Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert popularly known as Bobi Wine has eulogized Bishop Senfuma Stephen, sympathies with the family and church.

Bishop Steven Senfuma the Senior Pastor of United Christian Church- Kasubi died today morning.

Man of God: Popular Pastor TB Joshua candle burns out “Dead”

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The Synagogue Church Of All Nations ( SCOAN ) has issued the statement below to confirm the passage of its founder, the popular Prophet T.B. Joshua.

Anglican Church Seeks UGX 30m for Martyrs Day Preparations

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The Anglican Church is seeking 30 Million Shillings to prepare this year’s Martyrs Day celebrations. 

Rev Esau Bbosa Kimanje, the Assistant Vicar of Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, says the function will be limited to strictly 200 guests in line with the covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs.

Rev Kimanje says the limited budget will be used to organize and decorate the martyrs’ chapel in addition to preparing a light luncheon for the guest.    

Acholi muslim districts lose 2,800 acres of land to encroachers

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The Acholi Muslim District has lost more than 2,800 acres of land to encroachers since the overthrow of President Iddi Amin Dada in 1979, according to Acholi District  Khadi Sheikh Musa Khelil.

Sheik Khelil says that their institutional land was abandoned by the Muslims when Amin’s government was toppled, and many of them went into exile for fear of political persecution by the UPC government led by Apollo Milton Obote.

Khelil said some of the properties that belonged to the Muslim fraternity includes land at Obiya Highland in Laroo that now hosts Gulu College School of Health Sciences, part of which was taken over by private individuals. The other is Layibi Central Primary School which was founded by Muslims in 1967, whose land has since been taken over by the government.

Sheik Khelil adds that the encroachment has over the years continued to clip their expansion projects in the districts of Kitgum, Pader, Agago, Amuru, Lamwo, Nwoya, Gulu and Omoro. Sheik Khelil further pointed out land in Pajule Town Council in Pader and Awer in Amuru Districts which they have lost to government institutions and private developers.

Abdulaziz Hussein Abdullah, the Northern Uganda Regional Sheikh that includes Acholi and Lango regions also observed that the numerous encroachments are acts of a cold war against the Muslim community coupled with impunity. He added that while the Muslim fraternity has been very peaceful in handling the land conflicts in the region, they continue to fraudulently lose land to encroachers. 

As a way forward, the two leaders have appealed to devoted members to support ongoing efforts to acquire land titles for the remaining properties like cemeteries, schools and mosques.

They also rallied the Moslem community in the region to comply with Standard Operating Procedures that were put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 and desist from immoral behaviours that are against the moral standards required by Allah as indicated in the Holy Quran book as they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr festival.

Eid ul-Fitr is a three-day celebration that takes place at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, at the start of Shawwal. The festival is a significant spell in Islam and allows families, loved ones and communities to come together and celebrate following a month of abstinence and dedication to Allah.

Kabale muslims struggle to complete Khadi’s accommodation

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Kabale district Muslim Community is struggling to raise 52 million Shillings to complete District Khadi’s accommodation.

Speaking on Thursday during Eid Al-Fitr celebrations at Kirigime mosque in Kabale municipality, Hajji Issa Tindyebwa, Kabale Muslim District Council Chairperson says that they started construction of  the 98 million Shilling house to accommodate the district Kadhi at Kirigime county headquarters in Southern division, Kabale municipality.

Soroti pastors seek public apology from Minister for assaulting clergy

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Soroti Pastors and Elders Fellowship, an umbrella body for Pentecostal church leaders is seeking a public apology from the State Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Musa Ecweru for allegedly assaulting clergymen in Amuria district.

Ecweru, in the company of his bodyguard, Juma Odiope, reportedly beat up three members of the clergy for allegedly encroaching on a piece of land belonging to Wera Seed Secondary School located at Wera Town Council in Amuria district. The assaulted clergymen include Rev. Simon Peter Olato, the Parish Priest of Wera Church of Uganda and two lay readers; Benjamin Otasono and Simon Peter Eriku of Aten and St. John churches respectively.

ICC sentences Dominic Ongwen to 25 years in prison

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The Hague based International Criminal Court (ICC) has handed Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA a 25-year jail term. A panel of three justices led by Bertam Schmitt delivered the verdict on Thursday morning. 

The other judges on the panel are Peter Kouvacs and Raul Cano Pangalangan. The justices noted that they decided to jail the former war load for 25-year jails because of the magnitude of the atrocities he committed so as to deter similar offenses in the future and prove the position of the world in condemning the atrocities committed by the LRA.  

Big Story: Foot pilgrims suspended, only 200 worshipers allowed to attend martyrs’ day celebrations

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The Catholic Church has restricted this year’s Uganda Martyrs’ day celebrations at Namugongo shrines to only 200 people.  

Uganda Episcopal Conference has for the second time selected Masaka Diocese to lead the celebrations on June 03rd, 2021 after missing the opportunity last year following the suspension of the celebrations because of the Coronavirus disease outbreak.

6 new canons ordained by Bukedi diocese

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The Bishop of Bukedi Diocese George Sam Bogere Egesa has ordained 6 new canons.

The 6 new canons are Ven. Rev. Canon Joshua Iroota, Ven. Rev. Canon Barnabas Muniala, Canon Sam Rodgers Wairagala,Canon Aggrey  Ofwono, Canon Joseph Hirya and canon sister Kezia Dorothy Otim. 

Bishop Egesa who presided over the function at St. Peters cathedral in Tororo district on Sunday, asked the new canons to support the church onto a development path and also tasked them to preach peace and reconciliation in the diocese warning them against forming cliques that undermine the spirit of peace and reconciliation in the church.  

Top Story: The top steps to appointment of fourth archbishop of Kampala

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When the Papal Nuncio announced the designated apostolic administrator for the Vacant Metropolitan See of Kampala, it was a moment of joy from the faithful. 

It took Bishop Anthony Zziwa, the chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, to explain the role of the designated administrator who will oversee the archdiocese until the appointment of Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga’s successor.  

Who could be the next fourth Archbishop of Kampala and how is he elected? Uganda Radio Network looks into the process which is largely unknown, or at least largely opaque, to many people.  

Mixed reactions in Luwero-Kasana Diocese over Bishop Ssemogerere’s appointment

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The appointment of Rt. Rev. Paul Ssemogerere as the Apostolic Administrator of Kampala Archdiocese has drawn mixed reactions from a section of Catholic faithful in Luwero.

On Thursday, the Pope’s representative to Uganda, (Papal Nuncio) Archbishop Bianco Luigi announced that Bishop Ssemogerere of the Kasana-Luwero Diocese will oversee the archdiocese as its Apostolic Administrator until a substantive Archbishop is appointed.

However, the Chairperson of the Episcopal Conference, Bishop Anthony Zziwa, explained that Bishop Ssemogerere remains Diocesan Bishop of Luwero and only will govern the diocese in the name of the Supreme Pontiff and coordinate the day to day work of the Archdiocese.