University to be built in honour of martyrs

Sunday March 27 2011

By David Mafabi

The Mt. Elgon sub-region district local governments in partnership with Diocesan bishops of eastern Uganda have sealed discussions intended to start an African Anglican University (AAU)a living memorial to African martyrdom.

The proposed university will be established at the Bishop Usher Wilson Theological College, Buwalasi in Sironko.

It is to be a living memory of particularly Bishop Jonan Luwum and Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and a South African martyr, Manche Masemola.

While talking to Sunday Monitor at Manafwa District headquarters on Friday, the committee chairman, Mr Charles Walimbwa Pekke, said the proposed institution is a private-public partnership involving the Church of Uganda dioceses in eastern Uganda and the government.

“The university will be set up as a multi- disciplinary campus and will be located in various dioceses of eastern Uganda. Building will start soon,” said Mr Walimbwa.

Ms Margaret Sentamu has been named chancellor.