- The new truck has been comprehensively insured at a cost of Shs 17 million
- In October 2017, Madi and West Nile diocese procured a Coaster bus worth Shs 95 million to ease transportation of Christians for Church Ministry works
By Our Reporter
Arua- Madi and West Nile diocese has received a truck in order to solve the transport problems.
The truck, that was ordered from Japan, was officially received on Sunday with a blessing by Bishop Charles Collins Andaku.
The 10 Tonne Fuso Lorry registration number UBF 192A was ordered specially at a cost of $75,000 (Shs 285 million) of which the Diocese contributed half and the Christians raised half as part of their effort to support the Bishop implement his Church Ministry.
During the handover and blessing of the new truck today, the Bishop of Madi and West Nile Diocese Charles Collins Andaku said he is humbled that the truck project has finally come to reality,
Godfrey Nasser the Diocesan Secretary Madi & West Nile Diocese says after the Truck, the diocese will procure a new Double Cabin Pick up and in addition to an ongoing building of an office complex wall.
“Spending more money on a new machine gives the diocese value for money since cases of breakdowns are minimized for a longer time.”
The diocese recently bought a Coaster but now it is facing mechanical problems. The diocese also has pick-up cars that is helping them carry out evangelization across the vast diocese.
Eng Williams Tiyo, the Chairperson Diocesan Lorry Project says annually the diocese spends between 12-15 million on transferring Clergy from one station to another and by acquiring the truck, they expect to save Shs 10 million and use Shs2million on fuel.
He added that the truck will also offer transportation services in the ministry of the Word of God, raise money for other projects and also offer job opportunity for at least two people.