Tuesday May 6 2014

Embattled bishop calls for unity


The embattled Bishop for West Ankole Diocese has urged Christians not pay much attention to those who are spreading messages of hatred and disunity.

Rt Rev Yona Katonene’s remarks come a week after Christians in Sheema District blocked him from entering some of the churches, accusing him of being arrogant, corrupt, extravagant and dictatorial. It took the intervention of police to break the padlocks for Bishop Katonene to access one church.

But the Bishop, who has started a tour of archdeaconries in Greater Bushenyi, insisted that he would stick to his mission of preaching the gospel.

“I am not seeing such things for the first time but I will try to fulfill my mission towards the expansion of God’s Kingdom,” said Bishop Katonene on Saturday, while visiting at St John’s COU Mayanga and St Mark Kyeibare Church in Mayanga Sub-county, Mitooma District.

Christians accuse the Bishop of disorganising the recently-started Ankole Western University, by starting up another branch at Katungu in Bushenyi District.

However, Bishop Katonene denied the accusations, saying they are propagated by uninformed people.
He said institutions such as Kabira Technical Institute in Ruhinda was supposed to be elevated to college status but this could not happen because some individuals are causing chaos in the diocese.