West Lango Diocese Seeks UGX 300m for Bishop's House

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The Diocesan Synod, the highest decision making organ at the diocese has resolved to build for him a decent residential house at Akwoyo village, Adyel Division in Lira town.

West Lango Diocese is seeking more than 300 Million Shillings for construction of a house for Bishop Alfred Acur Okodi. The Bishop is due to retire next year after close to five years since he was installed as the first Bishop of Wet Lango Diocese.

The Diocesan Synod has now resolved to build for him a decent residential house at Akwoyo village, Adyel Division in Lira town.

Canon Richard Ogwang Odyero, the Head of Laity of West Lango Diocese says that the Bishop's house will be constructed before he retires.They have now launched a special committee to conduct a fundraising drive to facilitate the construction.

Without specifying the time-frame for collecting the funds, Canon Ogwang said they have already instructed all the lower Church leaders in West Lango Diocese to embark on a fundraising drive.According to Canon Ogwang, they expect to raise a minimum of 300 million Shillings.

Joseph Okello, a Christian at St.Peter's Church of Uganda, Aduku town is optimistic they will raise the required funds. Okello said building for Bishop Acur a decent residential house is aimed at according him respect and appreciation for his services to the Diocese, over the years.

Bishop Acur welcomed the Synod decision to build for him a decent house.

At the time of his appointment as the first Bishop of West Lango Diocese, the Rt Rev. Acur was serving as the Vicar of St Stephens Nsambya as well as Archdeacon of Kampala Southern Archdeaconry in Kampala Diocese, a position he held since 2011.

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.