Christians Pay Glowing Tribute to Bishop Mensusera Bugimbi

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In short
The departed Bishop served as founding Prelate for Luweero Diocese from 1991-1996 when the diocese was curved out of Namirembe. Prior to the appointment, he had served as the dean and later as the Suffragan bishop in charge of Luweero. A suffragan bishop is the authority assigned to an area which does not have a cathedral of its own.

Anglicans and priests of Luweero Diocese are mourning the departed founding Diocesan retired Bishop Mensusera Bugimbi whom they described as great Man of God who spread the gospel of reconciliation and peace.

The death of Bishop Mensusera Bugimbi was announced this morning during the provincial assembly sitting at Uganda Christian University in Mukono. He was aged 84.

The departed Bishop served as founding Prelate for Luweero Diocese from 1991-1996 when the diocese was curved out of Namirembe. Prior to the appointment, he had served as the dean and later as the Suffragan bishop in charge of Luweero.  A suffragan bishop is the authority assigned to an area which does not have a cathedral of its own.

Retired Bishop Bugimbi was succeeded by Bishop Evans Kisekka.

He is remembered for starting various projects for Luweero Diocese and among them is Luweero Diocese Guest House, Aunt Bert Vocational Institute, the Diocesan Farm in Nakasongola and helped in construction of several churches.  He was among the endorsees of Universal Chastity Education in Uganda, an organization for reducing HIV prevalence rate through an approach of behavior change.

At the age of 72, Bishop Bugimbi married Margaret Nandagi Katumba after the death of his wife Victoria Nantajja Bugimbi in 2001.

Several priests and Anglicans eulogize the departed Bishop as great man of God and an inspiration. The Archdeacon of Luteete Kezekiah Kalule says that Bishop Bugimbi is greatly remembered for uniting factions that were split over the proposed diocese offices. One faction wanted the diocese office to be in Ndejje Archdeaconry while another in Luweero town.

Edward Maviiri, another Christian at St Mark Cathedral says that Bugimbi also played a pivotal role in stabilizing the area through preaching peace and reconciliation among residents that had been divided by the war between 1980 and 1986.

Bwanika Bbaale another Christian of Luweero remembers the fallen bishop for the construction of diocesan officers and churches with meager resources and mentoring several priests into service. Bwanika noted that without his guidance, Luweero Diocese would be underdevelopment.

For Reverend Paul Mutyaba of Nsawo Parish, Bishop Bugimbi moving gospel inspired him to become a priest whom he has emulated during the years of his service.
 
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By time of compiling the report, Luweero Diocesan Bishop Evans Kisekka, Vicar Paul Kafeero Paul among other Bishops were held in the provincial assembly at Mukono University.
 

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.