VIDEOS! Minister Baryomunsi challenges Rukungiri residents with “go down dance” urges them to fight poverty


The minister of ICT and National Guidance who doubles as the Kinkizi West Member of Parliament Hon. Dr. Christ Baryomunsi has urged residents of Rukungiri district to take advantage of the government programs like Parish Development Model (PDM) if they are to fight poverty in their households.

Yesterday, Saturday, November 18, 2023, saw the official opening of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish in Buyanja Sub County, Rukungiri district, with Minister Baryomunsi acting as the chief guest.

Speaking to hundreds of Christians at the function, Minister Baryomunsi said the government has started a number of initiatives aimed at combating poverty and urged people to take advantage of them in order to raise their standard of living.


In order to advance God’s Kingdom, Minister Baryomunsi further urged the parishioners of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Katojo to embrace their parish and work with their parish priests.

Minister Baryomunsi contributed Ugx. 10M to help parish priests during this time.


The Kabale Diocesan Bishop, Bishop Calist Rubaramira, stressed the need of starting full activities at the Parish right now.

In order to provide effective services, Bishop Rubaramira requested the authorities to form a Parish Council within two months for smooth running of Parish activities.

He urged Christians to actively support their church, stressing that it is the duty of all people to help God’s mission.

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In order for Christians to succeed in life and in God’s Kingdom, Bishop Rubaramira exhorted them to do what God loves.


The Rukungiri District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata, conveyed gratitude for the Bishop’s efforts to reduce poverty by means of educational institutions, banking systems, and farming activities.

In addition to providing Ugx. One million to support the priests, Hon. Natukunda promised to help the newly established Katojo Catholic church to the fullest extent possible.

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The head of laity at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish in Buyanja Katojo, Dr. Edward Kazire, expressed appreciation for the teamwork that resulted in the parish’s founding.

Dr. Kazire emphasized that the area’s development justified the need for a parish and commended the effort put forward to achieve the standards.

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Meanwhile Reverend Father Benjamin Tukamushaba, the newly appointed Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish Buyanja, affirmed their commitment to sustaining and developing the Parish.

The Catholic churches of Nyabicence, Nyakaina, Rwenkureijo, and Rwenanura from Nyakibale Parish and Rubanga, Kihengamo, and Ibumba from Ndama Parish are all part of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish Buyanja.

Reverend Father Benjamin Tukamushaba, the parish priest, is tasked with leading, with assistance from Reverend Father Crispino Mubangizi.