NTUNGAMO – At least 25 couples on Saturday, August 31, 2019, exchanged marriage vows in a mass wedding that was organized by the South Ankole diocese at St Mathew Cathedral in Kyamate.
The mass wedding was the sixth one of its kind in the diocese since its inception in 2012.
The mammoth wedding was presided over the diocesan Bishop Rt Rev. Nathan Ahimbisibwe.
It attracted several couples of different age groups including a couple that had cohabited for 49 years without officially exchanging marriage vows.
Some of the couple’s that tied the knot in the mass wedding included; politicians, farmers and local businessmen.
Seven more couples were also separately wedded from the church on the same day.
Bishop Ahimbisibwe asked the couples to seek salvation for their lives if they wish to be committed to their marriages and overcome challenges they currently face or those that they may have faced in the past.
“Now that you have fully accepted to be partners for life, seek the guidance and help from the Almighty to take a lead in your marriages if your families are to last longer,” Ahimbisibwe advised.
Mr Fred Rumasha 78, and his wife Kakundire Violet 68, were the oldest couple in the mass wedding. They have been together for the past 49 years.
Bishop Ahimbisibwe said “the mass wedding was also giving back to the communities the church benefit from a reason why they wed them without wanting them to incur any cost.”
The church prepared for the couples a reception party, a cake, a brass band and at least 7 cows were slaughtered for the day’s meals.