Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fund Turns into Political Stage for 2026 Woman Representative Contest in Rukiga

RUKIGA – The Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fund (BAAF), hosted on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Kitanga parish in Kashambya Sub-county, Rukiga district, aimed to support the development of St. Ignatius University Kabale under the Kabale diocese turned into political campaign for the 2026 Rukiga district woman representative in parliament.

Presided over by Kabale Diocesan Bishop Callist Rubaramira, the event saw the attendance of prominent figures, including 12 parliamentarians such as Katusiime Annet Mugisha, Women MP Bushenyi, and Sentai Muhamand, Bukoto West MP.

Notably, the function took an unexpected turn into political discussions for the 2026 Rukiga District Woman Representative seat, with former aspirant Atukunda Victoria Abigail urging support for Sylvia Alinaitwe Mwanake over the incumbent, Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi.

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Abigail’s words sparked confusion among the visiting MPs, leading to declarations of allegiance between the current MP Caroline Kamusiime and Dr. Sylvia Alinaitwe Mwanake, the Deputy Managing Director of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), who served as the Chief Guest.

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Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi, the current Rukiga District Woman MP, advised the people of Rukiga to entrust their leadership choices to God.

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Rukiga County MP Rolland Ndyomugyenyi Bish expressed gratitude to the Kabale diocese for supporting education through St. Ignatius University.

He clarified that his focus on the Public Accounts Committee was aimed at combating corruption, dismissing accusations of engaging in political battles.

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Dr. Sylvia Alinaitwe Mwanake, as the Chief Guest, advocated for subsistence farming for community development.

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Kabale Diocesan Bishop Callist Rubaramira emphasized that the purpose of the function was not political but centered on development. He assured that, as a bishop, he would pray for both candidates, leaving the rest to God.

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