JUST IN! Bishop Onesimus Asiimwe surprises North Kigezi Diocesan Christians with major clergy shakeups  


RUKUNGIRI-The Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese Rt. Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe has made changes in the leadership of different archdeaconries and Parishes in the diocese.

The changes were announced at the 59th diocesan council meeting held at Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano in Rukungiri municipality.

According to our sources that attended the meeting, Bishop Onesimus asked the clergy to take the changes normal saying they are made with good intentions for the wellbeing of the diocese.

This was the first diocesan council chaired by Bishop Onesimus Asiimwe since he was enthroned as the sixth bishop of North Kigezi diocese last year after the death of Late Bishop Benon Magezi.

However, among the administrative changes made, Ven. Eric Beingana Dean Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano has been promoted to the position of Diocesan Secretary North Kigezi Diocese replacing Rev. Rev. Enock Karamuzi who will be the new archdeacon Nyabitete Archdeaconry.

Rev. Dickens Baguma, formerly the Parish priest of Nyakeina, has been elevated to the position of Archdeacon of Nyakisoroza Archdeaconry in Nyakishenyi sub-county.

Rev. Benson Akankwasa, the previous parish priest of Kitazigurukwa Church of Uganda, has been promoted to serve as the Archdeacon of Buhunga Archdeaconry. In further changes, Ven Amatsiko Niwegariho has been moved from Rujumbura Archdeaconry to assume the role of the Dean of the cathedral Kinyasaano.

He is succeeded by Ven. Dickson Kakanyisa, formerly the archdeacon of Bwanga and now appointed as the archdeacon of Rujumbura Archdeaconry.

Ven. Capt. Jaron Atusinguza has been transferred from Nyabitete Archdeaconry to Rubirizi Archdeaconry in Nyarushanje sub-county.  Rev. Lamech Muramuzi has been relocated from Besania Prayer Mountain to All Saints Church Nyakariro Church of Uganda.

Rev. Colins Tugatungire, who previously served as the diocesan treasurer, has been reassigned to be the chaplain of Kisizi Hospital.  Rev. Ronald Natuhwera, formerly the diocesan Estates Manager, now assumes the role of Diocesan Father’s Union Coordinator. He was succeeded by Mugabe Alex Nathan, who is also the mayor of Kebison Town Council.