By Gideon Peter Ssebulime

7th June 2024

The Catholic Bishops in Uganda under their umbrella body, the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has commissioned three storey facilities for commercial purposes.

The facilities contain 34 fully fledged residential homes that are at the level of the modern habitant.

They are located at Nsambya-Kevina, Makindye division in Kampala.

In company of all the Catholic Bishops at the commissioning ceremony, the chairman Uganda Episcopal Conference and ordinary of Kiyinda Mityana diocese Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Anthony Zziwa expressed gratitude to the administration at the Uganda Episcopal Conference for ensuring the dream come true.

He added that the church does not only invest in religious structures but also is interested in building habitats for human benefits.

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), Uganda is having a deficit of 2.1 million houses but experts estimate the number could be about 2.4 million.

The chairperson of the Financial Commission at the Uganda Episcopal Conference who is the Bishop of Kabale diocese, Rt. Rev. Callistus Rubaramira noted that the Catholic Church needs such projects for self sustainability to ease the pastoral mission.

Robert Otim, the National Director of Habitat for Humanity Uganda says that about 60 per cent of the population does not have adequate housing.

The building committee was composed of four members, headed by the UEC Secretary General, Msgr. John Baptist Kauta, Rev. Fr Eustachius Lwemalika, the Uganda Catholic Secretariat (UCS) Finance Manager, Rev. Fr. Alfred Asiku and Eng. Charles Nseerikomawa, together with Zumik Construction Company Limited which was contracted to do the work.


Saturday 8th June 2024 05:15:02 AM