- Vice president Jesica Alupo asked Ugandans to embrace peace and work hard to live a better lives.
- President Museveni donate a brand new Land cruiser Prado to the archbishop
- Semwogerere replaces the late archibishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who died in 2021
Government has tasked the new Archbishop for Kampala archdiocese Dr. Paul Ssemogerere to implore Christians to improve their social, economic and spiritual standard of living to eliminate poverty .
Speaking after the installation of Bishop Ssemogerere , Vice president Jessica Alupo who represented president Museveni, also asked Ugandans to embrace peace and work hard to live a better life.
The vice president handed over a brand new Land cruiser Prado which was donated from head of state Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa.
She was in the company of Deputy speaker of Parliament Anita Among, leader of opposition Mathius Mpuga, and the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga, Buganda kingdom.
In his maiden Homily at Lubaga Cathedral, as the new Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Ssemogerere decried the continued unemployment amongst the youth, women and other people in Uganda.
He expressed concern over some of the challenges in the new normal following the two year COVID-19 lock noting some people are reasonably poor while others are totally rich.
He also called for intensified fight against corruption adding that there is a need for conversion which should be transparent right from peaceful families, to places of work.
According to the man of God, there is a need to face such challenges, come up with lasting solutions and learn to change, taking the example from St. Paul who converted from soul.
The function for the Consecration of the Archbishop started Tuesday morning when the church leadership of Kasana -Luweero diocese where he has been serving led a procession and presented the Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere to Kampala Archdiocese at river Lumansi which is the boundary of Kampala and Luwero Dioceses.
The Archbishop was installed by the Papal Nuncio to Uganda Archbishop Luigi Bianco who presented him with instruments of power.
Archbishop Luigi Bianco led Dr. Ssemogerere to a special canopy-like chair in the cathedral.
He presented him with a Mitre (special headgear) and stuff that Pope John Paul VI used during his first visit to Uganda.
He accepted the new apostolic appointment where he appealed to Christians to continue praying for him pledging to be a humble servant and shepherd.