ADUKU – There is tension in West Lango Diocese following anonymous leaflets pinned around Aduku Town Council, indicating that the Bishop-elect, the Rev Venerable Julius Ceaser Nina, is not welcome in the area.
The leaflets, which were found pinned on trees and walls on Monday, had words claiming that Bishop Nina is not welcome in Lango Diocese on grounds that he never served in any part of Lango other than Bunyoro -Kitara and therefore they are not sure if he will be a good shepherd.
Bishop Nina takes over from Bishop Alfred Acur who has clocked the retirement age of 65.
Rev. Canon Richard Ogwang Odyero, the chairperson laity of West Lango Diocese, described the letter as “unfortunate” and regrettable and says they will cause investigations to establish the motives of the authors.
Nina was born on Nov 29, 1968, in Ayer-Tekidi village, Kole district. He holds a bachelor’s degree in divinity from Uganda Christian University and has received additional training in financial management from CORAT Africa in Nairobi.
Nina is currently serving as the Archdeacon of Kiryandongo Archdeaconry in Masindi-Kitara Diocese. Prior to this position, he served as diocesan secretary and diocesan treasurer of Masindi-Kitara Diocese, and also as diocesan treasurer and diocesan education secretary of Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on December 15 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Aduku.
He is married to Janet Nina and together they have four children.