By Andrew Irumba
Ugandan tycoon Dr Sudhir Ruparelia on Friday, February 21, 2020, donated over Shs10m towards organizing the enthronement of the new Church of Uganda Archbishop Samuel Stephens Kazimba Mugalu.
Our Spies reveal that Dr Sudhir, proprietor of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, handed over a Shs10m cheque to the chairperson organizing committee Ruth Nankabirwa, at his Crane Chambers in Kampala.
Nankabirwa revealed that the organising committee seeks to raise Shs1.16Bn for the enthronement of the new Church of Uganda Archbishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. Kazimba.
The organizing committee headed by Nankabirwa also comprises of Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, Bank of Uganda Governor Prof Tumusiime Mutebile, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, Minister Beti Olive Kamya, Retired Bishop Joel Obetia, and Nakasero Hospital’s Dr Ben Mbonye among others.
Dr Kazimba will take the mantle 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, 2020. It should be noted 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 Kazimba’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.