The Bishop-Elect of Kigezi Diocese Venerable Gaddie Akanjuna has said that he had never desired to become Bishop.
Akanjuna who is currently serving as an Archdeacon at All Saints’ Church, Kabale in Kabale municipality was announced the next bishop on Wednesday by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda at Lweza Training and Conference Centre.
Akanjuna who will be consecrated and enthroned on June 26 2022 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Rugarama will replace Rt. Rev. George Bagamuhunda, who announced last year that he will retire early from active Church Service on grounds of poor health.
On Thursday Rev. Akanjuna was received by hundreds of Christians who had converged at All Saints Church in Kabale Municipality to celebrate his election.
Akanjuna said that his election as Bishop came as a surprise because he had never desired to be a Bishop. He called for cooperation among all the Christians to work towards the progress of the diocese.
Rev. Amos Tweteise, the Kigezi Diocesan Treasurer says that the election of Akanjuna gives him great joy and excitement. He says that he is ready to cooperate with Akanjuna.
Canon Enock Kazooba, the synod member representing Rubaya Church of Uganda Parish says that he is optimistic that Akanjuna’s election will not cause feud among Christians.
Florence Kamuhanda, a synod member representing Kamuronko Church of Uganda in Maziba sub county Kabale district, and Michael Kenneth Bekunda, head of the laity for All Saints Church Archdeaconry says that the election of Akanjuna is very appropriate because he is known for being transparent, faithful.
Rev. Emmanuel Akankwasa Mateeka, the Vicar of All Saints Church Archdeaconry in Kabale Municipality says that the election of Akanjuna is a reward from God.
Akanjuna was born on August 10 1962 in Kitaga, Kyanamira sub county, Kabale district. He joined Kigata Primary School and completed Primary Seven in 1980. In 1981 he joined Bukinda Secondary School commonly known as Highland located in Bukinda sub-county, now Rukiga district up to 1984 when he completed Ordinary level.
He joined Bukinda Primary Core Teachers College and pursued a certificate in primary education. In 1993, he attained a provincial certificate in theology in1995 and later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Diploma of Theology from Uganda Christian University, and a Certificate in Theology from Bishop Barham Divinity College.
Akanjuna is married to Jackeline Charity Akanjuna with four children and two grandchildren.
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