Ugandan property mogul, Sudhir Ruparelia has contributed shs10 million towards the enthronement of the new church of Uganda Archbishop Samuel Stephens Kazimba Mugalu.
Sudhir’s gesture follows a recent call by Ruth Nankabirwa, the chairperson of the national organizing committee for the enthronement that revealed a shortfall of Shs350m.
With nine days to the event, the committee has received a financial boost from the Ruparelia Group chairman, Sudhir who has contributed Shs10 million towards the enthronement. Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia handed over the cheque to Nankabirwa at Crane Chambers on Friday afternoon.
Africa Tembelea has learnt that, Archbishop-elect Samuel Kazimba will be installed as the ninth Anglican Archbishop on March 1st, 2020 at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is expected to attend the event where Archbishop Foley Thomas Beach from the Anglican Church in North America will be the guest preacher.
Kazimba, the former bishop of Mityana Diocese is set to replace Rt.Rev. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, whose tenure ends on March 1 when he clocks 65 years.
He [Kazimba] was born to Mr. Besweri Kaddu and Ms. Jessica Nanyonjo on August, 15 1962 at Gulama-Najja Kyaggwe and he is the first son of Jessica and Besweri.
He grew up with his mother at Katwe who took the responsibility of his primary education in Gakuwebwa Munno Nursery and Lusaka Primary School. According to Kazimba, life was a real challenge that he almost failed to get fees for his primary.
Africa Tembelea understands that Kazimba was trained as a Lay-Leader at Baskerville Theological College Ngogwe in 1985 and posted to Lugazi St. Peter’s Church.
From 1988 – 1990, he trained at Uganda Martyrs’ Seminary (Provincial Certificate), and was ordained in December 1990 by Bishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo. He served as Assistant Vicar at Nakibizzi Parish between 1990 and 1994.
1994 – 1996, he [Kazimba] completed his Diploma in Theology at Bishop Tucker College, and was posted to Katente Parish as Parish Priest (1997 – 2000).