By Patrick Jaramogi
Kampala, Uganda: The Catholic Church in Uganda is set to have its own Television station soon. TheSpy has established that the television broadcasting license for the Uganda Catholic Television (UCTV) has already been issued by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
UCTV will have a national coverage for the promotion of the Church’s evangelical and development activities countrywide. The launch of the television will however only be possible in March as planned if funds come by. In a plea letter written by the Uganda Episcopal Conference dated December 20th , 2018, the chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, the Rt. Rev. Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa, the Bishop of Kiyinda Mityana Diocese, asked the clergy, religious and lay faithful and people of good will countrywide to contribute Shs2000 each towards the TV project. “The process of establishing our TV has reached advanced stages, but we need your financial support and participation. I am therefore, kindly requesting every catholic faithful and all people of good will to make a humble but very important contribution of at least Shs2000 towards the TV project. This fundraising drive is being done from 25th December 2018 to 25th March 2019,” wrote Bishop Zziwa.
He asked the faithful to deposit their contribution directly to the TV project bank account indicated below;
ACCOUNT NAME: UECC Television Project
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 3100058870
BANK : CENTENARY
BRANCH : MAPEERA
He also noted that mobile money accounts are being processed and will be availed to the public soon. Bishop Zziwa requested the clergy, religious, catechists, various church leaders, all Catholics and the media in Uganda to popularize the appeal.