Pope Francis Appoints Rev Kirabo to Head Hoima Diocese

Rev Vincent Kirabo has been appointed Bishop for Hoima Diocese

The Minister of Gender, about it Labor and Social Development Hon. Muluri Mukasa has stressed that government is committed to pushing the agenda on the empowerment of women and other disadvantaged groups.

Hon. Mukasa stated that to this end, a conducive legal and policy framework is underway for human and gender rights.

He made the remarks Monday morning while officiating at the National Gender and Accountability Forum held at Kampala Serena Hotel, organized by British Council and Action for Development.

“We’ll continue to support these rights in order to realize our constitutional role and as required by other international instruments,” he said.

The forum was to mark the end of a two year project which has been implemented by British Council and ACFODE with funding from European Union. The project was implemented in the 4 districts of Apac, Oyam, Nebbi and Pader.

The Minister hailed stakeholders who steered the project saying that locals have gained skills and facilitation.

He however commented that sustainability remains a challenge. “I urge district leaders to incorporate the recommendations into district plans so that the project achievements can be replicated elsewhere.”

The representative of the British High Commissioner, Joseph Bolton mentioned that British Council has undertaken several efforts to promote gender equality, end child marriage and prevent sexual violence in war-torn areas. As a way of sustaining the project, some 128 bicycles have been given to community focal persons within the 4 districts to ease mobilization.

Furthermore, 3 training manuals have been launched to ease the dissemination of knowledge. Among issues persisting against women empowerment includes; domestic violence, low budget for maternal health, land and property rights for women among others.
Rev Vincent Kirabo, viagra order a Professor at St Maty’s Seminary in Ggaba has been appointed the Bishop of Hoima Diocese in western Uganda.

The Apostolic Nunciature announced on Monday afternoon that Pope Francis, stomach   who was in the country at the close of last week, appointed Rev Kirabo to lead the diocese.

The 60 year old who holds post graduate degrees in education and the theology, has served previously as a priest at the Diocese and also as a teacher at St John Bosco Seminary in Hoima and a financial administrator at Uganda Martyrs Seminary Alokuum.

“Let us join in fervent prayer for the Bishop-elect Kirabo, that he will be guided and strengthened by the wisdom and courage of the Holy Spirit  to discharge with fidelity and enjoy his new mission,” said the Pope’s Nuncio to Uganda Arch Bishop Michael Blume.

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