KAMPALA — Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia has on Friday, February 21, 2020, handed over UGX.10m as a contribution for the enthronement of the Church of Uganda Archbishop Samuel Stephens Kazimba Mugalu.
The businessman Sudhir handed over the 10m cheque to chairperson organizing committee Ruth Nankabirwa at his Crane Chambers in Kampala.
The organising committee seeks to raise UGX1.16b for the enthronement of its new Archbishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Kaziimba.
Dr. Kazimba will take the baton from His Grace The Most Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, who is moving into retirement after the end of his tenure on March 1 2020.
Ntagali will clock 65 years of age on March 1.
That (65) is the mandatory age of retirement for a Church of Uganda Archbishop, who can only serve at the helm for not more than 10 years.
Dr Kazimba will be enthroned at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe in Kampala.
On the day of Kaziimba’s installation, outgoing Archbishop Ntagali will hand over the pastoral staff to his successor, who will then be invested with the authority to lead the Church of Uganda as Archbishop.
The presiding bishop at the enthronement, according to the church, will be the Dean of the Province, who is the longest-serving bishop in the Church at that time.
A total of 37 bishops from dioceses across the country are expected to attend the ceremony.
The organizing committee headed by Nankabirwa is also comprised of Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, Bank of Uganda Governor Prof Tumusiime Mutebile, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, Kampala Minister Beti Olive Kamya, Retired Bishop Joel Obetia, and Nakasero Hospital’s Dr Ben Mbonye among others.