Rwanyanja church of Uganda in Bugangari Archdeaconry has embarked on coffee growing as one way to increase their church revenue following the North Kigezi diocesan bishop’s message concerning coffee growing across the diocese.
According to Rev Richard Kwehangana the Rwanyanja church of Uganda parish priest, their church has almost over 20 acres of land and of which a big part was idle.
He said that planting coffee will boost their church income and foster development.
Rev. Kwehangana added that they carried out benchmarking from Boaz Kwesiga Rutera from Kashayo parish Bugangari sub-county which has over 30 acres of coffee mixed with banana plantation.
Kwesiga Boaz Rutera the famous coffee and banana farmer who provided more knowledge to the team revealed that he aims at training and equipping these people with knowledge and skills on how they will manage their church coffee plantations because he wants Rwanyanja church of Uganda to be a model church in coffee plantation across North Kigezi diocese.
He added that as a farmer, he has benefited much from coffee growing and therefore since their church has a lot of land, it will be the best project for income generation.
He advised church leaders and civil servants to empower themselves by starting some projects to help them after retirement.
Some of the lay leaders and head teachers from Bugangari Archdeaconry including Fabisi Turyamuhaki and Abomugisha Leonard among others who received a lecture about coffee growing promised to start up their gardens.