Rev. Fr. Ambrose Mugisha Kayogoza, the parish priest of Nyakishenyi Catholic Parish, has commended the people of Nyakishenyi for their commendable efforts in supporting the Bishop’s Annual Appeal Funds (BAAF) for the year 2023.
Currently, the Kabale Catholic Diocese is actively raising funds amounting to Shillings 3 billion, which is required for the establishment of St. Ignatius University. This university will be privately owned by the Kabale Diocese, and every parish within the diocese is expected to contribute to this initiative.
Father Mugisha expressed these sentiments today during the thanksgiving mass held in honor of Lovence Asiimwe, the Nyakishenyi sub-county speaker. Asiimwe is credited with proposing the idea of supporting the BAAF program as a means to enhance the education sector in the Kabale Diocese.
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal was introduced by Bishop Calistus Rubaramira in 2015, and it has since been conducting annual fundraising events to collect funds for various church projects throughout the diocese.
Father Mugisha emphasized that the establishment of St. Ignatius University will play a crucial role in improving access to higher education within the Kigezi Sub-region.
Furthermore, it will enhance the quality of education within the diocese by offering vocational courses that focus on training individuals to become job creators rather than job seekers, distinguishing it from other universities.
During the thanksgiving ceremony, attendees including Arnest Katara, David Tushabeomwe Ndidirize, Andrew Niwabiine, and Wednesday Twinomujuni, the Nyakishenyi sub-county chairperson, praised the visionary initiative of the Kabale Diocesan bishop in launching the university.
Lovence Asiimwe expressed her gratitude to all those who contributed to the thanksgiving event, as her primary goal was to support the bishop’s cause, successfully raising 9 million Shillings.
Father Ambrose Mugisha Kayogoza concluded by stating that Nyakishenyi Catholic Parish’s new aspiration is to become a role model in supporting the BAAF program this time around.