The Reverend Canon George Turyasingura has today been consecrated as the second Bishop of East Ruwenzori Diocese. Bishop Turyasingura replaces Bishop Edward Bamucwanira who has been bishop since 2009 when East Ruwenzori Diocese was curved from Ruwenzori Diocese.
The installation ceremony is being presided over by the Archbishop Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntangali at St. Steven's Cathedral in Kamwenge.
Bishop Turyasingura replaces Bishop Edward Bamucwanira who has been bishop since 2009 when East Ruwenzori Diocese was curved from Ruwenzori Diocese.
The ceremony that is still ongoing is being attended by several Anglican bishops.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda is representing President Yoweri Museveni.
Who is Bishop Turyasingura?
The House of Bishops elected the then Reverend Canon Turyasingura as 2nd Bishop of East Ruwenzori on July 11, 2017, at Lweza Training and Conference Centre.
Bishop Turyasingura was born in 1968 in Nyamucengere, Ndorwa County in Kabale District. His family migrated to Bigodi in Kamwenge District in 1980.
Amidst challenges of growing up in a polygamous family, Turyasingura completed his primary school from Rwengobe Primary School in 1984.
Turyasingura got saved in 1989 at the age of 21 and has since then lived a transformed lifestyle.
In 1990, at the age of 22, Turyasingura enrolled at Kyabenda Divinity College in Kamwenge and completed a Lay Readers Certificate Course. He was ordained Deacon in 1998 after completing a certificate course in Theology at Bishop Balya Theological College in Fort Portal. He was immediately posted as Curate at Kyabenda Parish and has served in various capacities as Principal Kyabenda Divinity College, Parish Priest of Kabuga, and Sub Dean at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Kamwenge.
At the time of his election, he was the Diocesan Secretary of East Ruwenzori Diocese. He was also doing research for his Master of Arts Degree in Theology and Development at Bishop Barham University College, Kabale.
Bishop Turyasingura is married to Juliet Turyasingura, and they have six children. He loves making friends, listening to gospel music and reads educative literature whenever he is free.