RUKUNGIRI: Nyakishenyi Sub County speaker holds mega thanksgiving to support BAAF, collects Ugx. 9M

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RUKUNGIRI-The People of Nyakishenyi have been commended by the Nyakishenyi Catholic Parish Priest Rev Fr. Ambrose Mugisha Kayogoza for their contributions in supporting the Bishop Annual Appeal Fund (BAAF) 2023.

These words were spoken by Rev. Fr. Mugisha yesterday Sunday during mass at the ceremony of thanksgiving for Lovence Asiimwe, the Nyakishenyi sub county speaker who proposed the Bishop’s Annual Appeal Funds (BAAF) program as a means of advancing the educational sector in the Kabale Diocese.

In the Rukungiri district’s Nyakishenyi sub county’s Rubonwa village Katonya parish, the thanksgiving was held.

The Kabale Catholic Diocese is looking for the Ugx. 3 billion needed to establish St. Ignatius University, which will be privately owned by Kabale Diocese and need funding from each parish in the diocese.

Bishop Callist Rubaramira founded the Bishop Annual Appeal in 2015 and since then, yearly fundraising activities have been held to raise money for the establishment of church projects around the diocese.

According to Rev. Fr. Mugisha, the university project will improve access to higher education in the Kigezi Sub-region and strengthen education in the diocese because it will also take into account vocational programs to prepare job creators rather than job seekers in comparison to other universities.

Rev. Fr. Mugisha Ambrose Kayogoza stated that the Nyakishenyi Catholic Parish’s current goal is to become a model parish by this time by supporting the BAAF program.

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The Kabale Diocesan Bishop’s initiative to establish the University was praised by Arnest Katara, a candidate for the Rubabo County seat 2026 who attended the Thanksgiving service, since it will assist to raise educational standards in the Kigezi districts.

Katara urged parents to support their children’s education because more institutions are being built in the area.

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Lovence Asiimwe the host for thanksgiving hailed individuals who attended the function since her aim was to give a helping hand to the bishop of Kabale hence collecting Ugx. 9M during the function.

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