KAMPALA – The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has embarked on a countrywide tour of dioceses ahead of his resignation scheduled for next year on March 1, 2020.
Ntagali has on June 11, visited Madi, West Nile, and Northern Uganda dioceses which organized a farewell service today for him at Emmanuel Cathedral in Mvara.
Ntagali while speaking at a thanksgiving event highlighted the increased issue of church-land-grabbing by members of the Church and warned the congregation to desist from such acts.
His comments were in response to an earlier speech by Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese, Johnson Gakumba who said some people had started to illegally enter the Church’s Land and claim ownership.
Bishop Ntagali also officiated the Construction of St. Janani Luwum Technical institute which is a multi-billion project that will be set up to help in teaching various Vocational skills to people of Northern Uganda and beyond.
The Diocese of Northern Uganda, at the same event, collected about 20 million shillings to give Bishop Ntagali as he prepares to retire in March 2020, when he clocks 65 years.
The Archbishop has been the chief steward of the Anglican Church in the country since 2012 and has also served as Bishop of Kampala.
Ntagali during last Easter service at All Saints Cathedral in Kampala said he is eagerly awaiting his retirement.
“This is our very last Easter together as Archbishop. Our minds are ready. I and my wife Beatrice are counting down,” he said.
He was born on March 1, 1955, and was ordained to serve in ministry in 1981. Ntagali succeeded Henry Luke Orombi.
Before becoming the Anglican Chief Steward, he was Bishop of Masindi-Kitara from 2004 to 2012.