Kabale Diocese Receives Praise from Politicians for Bold University Project

RUKIGA – A section of politicians have praised the Kabale Diocesan Leadership for launching a University project aimed at fostering education, income generation, research, and job opportunities.

This commendation took place during the Bishop’s Annual Appeal Fund (BAAF) ceremony at Kitanga Catholic Parish in Kashambya Subcounty, Rukiga District.

The event, which has been held in various districts, including Rubanda, Kisoro, and Kabale, focuses on raising funds for the initiation of St. Ignatius University, Kabale.

Rukiga MP Aspirant, Counsel Patrick Kiconco Katabazi, expressed gratitude to Bishop Calistus Rubaramira for recognizing the transformative power of education in both traditional and modern contexts. Katabazi generously donated Shs. 8 million to the Rukiga BAAF 2023.

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The Vice Chancellor of St. Ignatius University, Rev. Fr. Prof. Maximiano Ngabirano, announced that the university had obtained an operational license from the National Council for Higher Education.

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He emphasized the university’s primary focus on research projects to enhance Agriculture and Tourism in Kigezi and its surroundings.

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A substantial amount of Ug.X 265 million was raised during the function, attended by more than 12 parliamentarians, including the Rukiga incumbent MPs Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi and Roland Bish Ndyomugyenyi.

Other notable attendees were Dr. Sylvia Arinaitwe, Deputy Managing Director of the National Sewerage and Cooperation, who served as the Chief Guest.

Bishop Calistus Rubaramira expressed gratitude to the politicians for their contributions to the BAAF and announced upcoming events in Kanungu and Rukungiri Districts, leading up to the climax ceremony at Our Lady of Good Shepherd, Rushoroza Cathedral Parish, next month.

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