- The Bishop called on journalists to uphold their values and work ethics
- Various media houses were awarded with certificates of recognition for their outstanding coverage during the centenary celebrations
- The Bishop organized the round table dinner to appreciate the work of journalists though it is rare for others to make such recognitions
- Madi and West Nile diocese celebrated the centenary last month at Ezuku where the first missionaries settled and constructed a church before the headquarters for the Anglican church was transferred to Mvara
Arua- The Bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese, Charles Collins Andaku, has asked the journalists to be relevant and accountable to society.
Speaking to the media during a dinner on Sunday, Bishop Andaku said: “Let the media set the pace in changing the mindset of our people towards work. Many are working but expect few people to feed them all the time. Design deliberate programs and forums to address the rampant youth unemployment within our region.”
The Diocesan officials recognized and other media houses with certificates for their outstanding coverage of the Centenary celebrations of the Anglican Faith in the region. He added: “Set an example as media family and speak against indecent dressing and speak to the youth about good way of life because they are getting lost and being misled by unscrupulous people every day.”
He outlined the master plan of for the mission land in Mvara and a five year-strategic plan to develop it with modern structures.
The Bishop addressing the members of the various media houses. Photo by Felix
The Diocesan Secretary, Canon Isaac Candia, said: “There are always behind the scenes during various functions that people do not recognize. And they are you (the journalists). You always run around to gather information that is beneficial to the community. You made enormous contribution in terms of airtime, mentions and announcements on the radios and offered space for publication in the newspapers. Your work will always not be in vain and God will continue to reward you.”
The Chairperson Publicity Sub-committee for the Centenary celebrations, Ms Lillian Asibazuyo, said: “You (journalists) took the work as a true calling that God has given you. We should continue working together as a family regardless of religious denominations.”