June 3rd Uganda Martyrs Day: Diocese of Jinja’s Fundraiser Challenge
The Diocese of Jinja in Eastern Uganda which was chosen to organize and animate this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo on June 3, will need to raise Shs2.2 billion (Approximately USD 587,000) to make the event a success, Rt. Rev. Charles Martin Wamika has said.
The Diocese of Jinja which last led the celebrations in 2002 was chosen to organize the event on behalf of Tororo Ecclesiastical Province and Uganda Episcopal Conference under the theme “Lord increase our faith” (Luke 17:5).
Addressing journalists at the Catholic Secretariat in Nsambya during the first National update on Martyrs Day celebration, the Jinja Catholic Bishop Rt. Rev. Charles Martin Wamika said they have set up a central organizing committee to work together with Uganda Catholic Secretariat and other stakeholders which came up with the budget of 2.2billion to cater for all expense, calling for support.
He said they chose the theme because the Martyrs shed their blood because of their faith in Jesus Christ, adding that they would like to pray through the Uganda Martyrs that the Lord may increase our faith.