KAMPALA: City tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia has contributed shs10 millions towards enthronement of the new Church of Uganda Archbishop.
Sudhir Ruparelia handed over a cheque to the government chief whip, Ruth Nankabirwa at Crane Chambers this afternoon. Nankabirwa is the chairperson of the farewell and enthronement committee.
The Church of Uganda launched a resource mobilization drive to raise Shs1.16billion for the enthronement of its new Archbishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba.
Dr Kaziimba was elected Archbishop of the Church of Uganda on August 28, 2019, during a meeting of the House of Bishops.
Addressing journalists at the Church of Uganda Provincial secretariat in Namirembe last December, the chairperson of the farewell and enthronement committee Ruth Nankabirwa the budget is modest given the magnitude of the function, which will to attract both local and international guests.
“The total amount of money which we need is 1.16bn shillings, and this includes renovation of the official residence, the office and also about Shs12 million for final touches on the cathedral,” Nankabirwa said.
She noted that a total of 37 bishops from dioceses across the country are expected to attend the ceremony.