Christians Question Election of Canon Nsubuga As Luweero Diocese Bishop

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But sections of Christians have rejected election of canon Nsubuga as Bishop citing irregularities in nomination process and favouritism. Several Christians who talked on condition of anonymity says they preferred the house of Bishops to elect a bishop who was born in Luweero diocese rather person from as far Mityana district.

Reverend Canon Eridard Kironde Nsubuga of Ndejje Archdeaconry has been elected as new Bishop of Luweero Diocese.
 
Nsubuga aged 56 years replaces the Bishop Evans Kisekka who retires this year after clocking mandatory 65 years. Kisekka has served as Luweero diocesan Bishop for 19 years. Nsubuga is third bishop of the diocese, the first was late Minsusera Bugimbi.
 
Nsubuga was elected by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda that sat at Lweza Training and Conference Centre on Thursday 15th January 2015.
 
According to statement issued by Rev. Canon Amos Magezi, Provincial Secretary Church of Uganda Canon will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 17th May 2015 at St. Mark's Cathedral, Luweero.
 
The Vicar of St Mark Cathedral Paul Kafeero says that he welcome election of Canon Nsubuga because he is straightforward man and a committed born again Christian.Kafeero says that he has hope that this background will help bishop Nsubuga to fight witch craft which is still big challenge in the diocese.
 
Amos Kabanda Ntabaazi a Christian of Ndejje Archdeaconry described Nsubuga as humble, transparent, principled and a man committed to development.
 
Thomas Sseruwagi a member of St.Mark Cathedral says that Nsubuga is cooperative, hardworking and progressive man in whatever he does.
 
 
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But sections of Christians have rejected election of canon Nsubuga as Bishop citing irregularities in nomination process and favouritism.
 
Several Christians who talked on condition of anonymity says they preferred the house of Bishops to elect a bishop who was born in Luweero diocese rather person from as far Mityana district.
 
They believe that because Bishop Kisekka came from Mityana, he influenced the process to ensure another Mityana native is elected. Possible candidates born in Luweero were eliminated early in the process.
 
Some Christians before his election had already written to Archbishop Stanley Ntagali protesting Bishop Kisekka's interference in the nomination.
 
David Kizito a Christian at St Mark Cahedral says that Nsubuga has uphill task to re-unite the Christians who are already divided over the matter.
 
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Outgoing Bishop Evans Kisekka has repeatedly declined to comment on accusations. Canon Nsubuga couldn't be reached for comment because he was attending burial of his mother Onesma Namazzi
 
Nsubuga  who is married to Jane Nagginda has been serving as Archdeacon of Ndejje, Luweero Diocese since 2013. Prior to that, he served as Provost, St. Mark's Cathedral, Luweero Diocese. He has also served as a Diocesan Secretary in Luweero Diocese, a Vicar in St. Mark's Cathedral, Parish Priest among others capacities.
 
Canon Nsubuga has Bachelor's Degree in Applied Theology from the University of Gloucestershire and Redcliff College in UK. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Christian Education from the University of Birmingham (West Hill College U.K),and several certificates  in theology studies from Uganda and overseas.
 

 

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