The President was the invited Chief Guest at the ceremony to mark 100 years of Rushorooza Cathedral Parish in Kabale Municipality. The Ceremony attracted several diginiatries and it started with a Church Mass Presided over by the Apostolic Nuncio Luigi Bianco who was assisted by the Kabale Diocese Bishop Callistus Rubaramira.
In his Speech read by the Vice President Rtd. Rushoroza Cathedral Parish , President Museveni narrated about the 1909 arrival of the White Fathers at Nyarushanje in Rukungri , to launch a spiritual and economic drive that established education and health centres which stirred social economic transformation in the Kigezi sub-region.
The President Congratulated Rushoroza Cathedral Parish upon clocking 100 years, and contributed Shs. 50 million towards the Cathedral’s renovation project. Maj. Alupo also contributed Shs. 15 million towards the re-innovation project.
State Minister of Finance Henry Musasizi Ariganyira led the Politicians from Kigezi Subregion in a series of tribute to the Kabale Diocesan leadership, and conveyed special thanks to President Yoweri Museveni for his continued financial support towards the Annual Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fund- BAAF, plus the ongoing construction works aimed at tarmacking Rushoroza road that links the Kabale Diocese Headquarters to Kabale-Katubna road.
Minister Musasizi used the same platform to announce that Government had successfully distributed up to 99% of the PDM Funds released in the last financial year, to the target beneficiaries.
Bishop Callistus Rubaramira said that the ceremony to celebrate 100 years of Rushoroza Cathedral Parish was a symbol of thanksgiving for the achievements the Church has registered, thanks to the previous church leaders led by Bishops Henri Streicher of Rwenzori who sent the first priests to start the church in Kigezi.
Other Dignitaries at the ceremony included State Minister of industry David Bahati, Deputy Director General of the Internal Security Organization Lt. Col. Emmanuel Katabazi, Ndorwa East Mp Wilfred Niwagaba, Kabale Municipality Mp Dr. Nicholas Kamara, Kabale District Woman Mp Catherine Ndamira, and Bufumbira South Mp Alex Niyonsaba among others.
During the ceremony, the Chairperson Construction Committee revealed that they were mobilizing shs. 501 million for terrazzo and chairs in the first phase of Rushoroza Cathedral Parish re-innovation project.