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July 21, 2022

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Western Uganda Bishops Elect Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna as BBUC Chairperson Governing Council.

Western Uganda Bishops Elect Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna as BBUC Chairperson Governing Council.

Diocese of Kigezi Bishop Gaddie Akanjuna has been elected as New Bishop Barham University College Chairperson Governing Council.

Akanjuna was chosen by fellow Bishops from the 14 Dioceses of Western Uganda, i.e. Ankole, East Rwenzori, Kigezi, Kinkiizi, Muhabura, North Kigezi, North Ankole, North West Ankole, Ruwenzori, South Ankole, West Ankole and South Rwenzori.

Akanjuna replaces Emeritus Bishop George Bagamuhunda who retired in June this year.

The Uganda Christian University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi presided over the election and the subsequent swearing in ceremony of Akanjuna, at White Horse Inn Kabale.

While addressing the meeting after his election, Bishop Akanjuna pledged commitment to his new assignments, and asked for cooperation from all the 14 Dioceses that are entrusted with the oversight role to the college.

Bishop of South Ankole Diocese, Nathan Ahimbisibwe said he welcomed the election of Akanjuna and pledged maximum cooperation to ensure that Bishop Barham University moves to a higher level of academic excellence.

The Care taker Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese Patrick Tugume Tusingwiire said he expected the new Chairperson to help improve the beautification of the BBUC by raising enough funds through improved student enrollment and other fundraising forums.

The election process was kicked off with a prayer devotion, that was followed by speeches, in which the BBUC Principal Dr.  Alice Kyobutungi Tumwesigye outlined the needs and challenges facing the college.

 Some of the needs mentioned included improved facial appearance of the college infrastructure, which she argued that it would attract more students than the current overall enrollment.