- Bishop calls on parents to provide lunch for their children in school
- The Diocese is celebrating 100 years of faith
- Diocese now secures 20 land tittles
- Bishop appoints Education, media officers and Accountants
- Bishop launches new website for the diocese
By Candia Stephen
Arua-The Bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese Charles Collins Andaku has said he would continue to ensure that the education is improved.
Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday on his first anniversary in office, the Bishop said: “Our schools have not been doing well like the one of the other Faiths. But now with the recruitment of a new diocesan education coordinator and two inspectors of schools, we shall improve. We encourage parents to continue providing meals for their children so that they do not drop out of schools.”
Bishop Andaku, who marked one year in office, said he has been able to go on with church mission and outreach programmes. “We have been able to preach the word of God to the Christians to love one another, love their God, strangers and even their enemies, adding that Christians should love, bear fruit and forgive one another.”
The Bishop further noted that the diocese has been able to organize continuous evangelization through conventions, crusades and conferences during which over 100-people got converted and added that the diocese has been able to extend the Gospel to the refugees in the camps in West Nile, established and appointed head of refugee desk for the diocese.
He said the church has also been able to reclaim some land that were heavily encroached by the communities. At least 20 land tittles have been secured in the names of the Churches. Citing example of the successful resolution of the conflict between the Christians of Kijoro Odru, Bishop Collins said the diocese will continue to preach peace and reconciliation to all.
The Bishop revealed that several activities are ongoing towards the celebrations of the Anglican centenary in Madi and West Nile diocese to take place on 25th June 2018 in which President Museveni will be the Chief Guest at Ezuku Church in Vurra Arch Deaconry.
Martin Bileni, the Diocesan Communications Officer Madi and West Nile Diocese said they have been able to establish a communications office for the diocese and design an official website for the diocese.
He called on the Media to remain a true partner of the diocese in its effort to continue the work of evangelization in the region and beyond. Madi and West Nile Diocese has 12 deaconries covering the districts of Zombo, Arua, Maracha, Koboko Yumbe, Moyo and Adjumani.