Busoga Diocese Gets New Bishop

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The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali made the announcement at the conclusion of the House of Bishops meeting at Bweranyangi, Bushenyi in West Ankole Diocese Friday evening.

Rev Canon Paul Moses Naimanhe, the Dean of Christ's Cathedral-Bugembe becomes the 3rd Bishop of Busoga Diocese following a nod by the House of Bishops.  Canon Naimanhe replaces Rt. Rev Dr Michael Kyomya who has served as Bishop of Busoga Diocese for the last 15 years.

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Rt. Rev Stanley Ntagali made the announcement at the conclusion of the House of Bishops meeting at Bweranyangi, Bushenyi in West Ankole Diocese Friday evening.

Archbishop Ntagali said that the Bishop-elect will be the consecrated on 24th January 2016 at Christ's cathedral Bugembe.

Born on December 24th 1960 to Tolophaine and Yokosani Naimanhe of at Kasambira, Bugulumbya Sub County in Kamuli District, Canon Naimanhe was ordained deacon in 1987.  He then served as a vicar at Nawanyago, St James-Jinja, St Peter's Wairaka and Christ's cathedral Bugembe until 2009 when he was appointed the sub dean.

He became a full Dean on January 23, 2011 and ordained Canon in May this year.

He holds a Bachelors of Divinity Degree from Uganda Christian University Mukono, a Provincial Certificate in Theological Studies from Uganda Martyrs Seminary, Namugongo, a Diploma in Business Administration.

Canon Naimanhe says the election is a calling.

"This is a calling but there is nothing good than fully committing life to God and embracing unity and reconciliation"

Immediately after receiving the news of his election, Christians from across the Diocese marched to the streets of Jinja and Kamuli celebrating his election.

Frederick Mula, a Christian at Christ's Cathedral Bugembe says Canon Naimanhe has been instrumental in preaching the gospel of unity without segregation.

Amos Owino, the Diocesan Youth Treasure says the youth ministry is revitalized with Naimanhe as Bishop.