All is Set for Canon Moses Banja’s Consecration on Sunday

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Preparations for the consecration and enthronement of the sixth bishop of Namirembe diocese are underway. Taking over from Bp. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, Ven. Canon Moses Banja will be consecrated on Sunday December 10, 2023 at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe. 

The House of Bishops elected Canon Banja on November 20, during its sitting at St Stephen’s Cathedral Naluwerere in East Busoga Diocese.

Canon Banja and Archbishop Stephen Kazimba.

Canon Banja (49) has been the Archdeacon of Luzira Archdeaconry. He was ordained in 1996 and priested in 1998.

Banja holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Makerere University.

Ven. Canon Moses Banja was born on October 20, 1964 in Nakabugo Bbira, Busiro in Wakiso district. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour on December 3, 1989. He is married to Rev. Canon. Prof. Olivia Nassaka Banja and God has blessed them with three Children.

The bishop-elect will replace Bp. Luwalira who has been at the helm of Namirembe Diocese for the last 15 years following his consecration in May 2009 as the 5th Bishop.

Luwalira has officially retired today on Saturday December 8, 2023, after clocking the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.

St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe.

An outspoken man of God, Luwalira has several achievements to his name and some of these are St. Paul’s Cathedral ‘Teggula project, the Diocesan Mission House construction, Mothers Union building construction, Baweereza house, Namirembe FM 93.9 and other projects.

The other projects are the coffee project in Namayumba Parish at Sempya Luwami, Katikamu and Masuliita, improvement on the Diocesan Ranch at Kyankwazi and Namugongo Diocesan farm.

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu will be the one to preside over the consecration and enthronement functions.


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