|Ven. John Gitta and Mr. Nalukoola addressing people that turned up for the gala|
At the same time, Kibuye Parish is celebrating 100 years since it was curved out of Namirembe Cathedral in 1916 by the missionary Dr. Sir. Albert Cook, the father of modern medicine in Uganda.
|Work going on at Kibuye|
The celebrations held at the Archdeaconry Gardens kicked off at around 11;00am amidst heavy showers and thunderstorms. This seemed to be a sign of good luck since the past few weeks have been extremely hot and dry.
|Penalty shoot out in Netball|
|Trying to shoot in the goal|
The Archdeacon of Mengo, Ven John Gitta Kavuma flanked by his wife Margaret Gitta, said that the day was going to kick off with the eight parishes that make up the Archdeaconry to present various items in a competitive way. He told the congregation that they had decided to have a dressing code of a centenary apparel in all the centenary celebrations of the Parish and Archdeaconry Jubilee Celebrations.
|In centenary apparel|
He said that all the functions to be held during this period would be captured both audio, video, and still photographs and be placed in the Museum that will be housed in the new Church under construction.
He said that the Katikkiro of Buganda had accepted to officiate at one of the functions when the Buganda Government will be giving thanks to the Lord for preserving the name Mengo after the Kabaka of Buganda Maj. Gen. Sir Edward Walugembe Muteesa II had been exiled by the Milton Obote government in 1966.
|The adjudicators/judges headed by Dr. Kayanja|
|Part of the team that attended|
The function was attended by the Vice Head of Laity and Chairman of the Construction Comittee of the Centenary Church Mr. Nalukoola. He was also the guest of honour of the day's function. Other diginitaries that attended included the following clergy, Rev. James Lubega (asst. Vicar Kibuye), Rev. Godfrey Kyanda (Masajja Parish), Rev. Moses Kayimba (Namasuba Parish), Rev. D.W. Bwete (Kibiri) and Rev. Jackson Mukuye (Ndejje Parish). It was also attended by the President of CWF in Namirembe Diocese, Mrs. Male, Lay Readers, members of the Archdeaconry Executive and Christians from all the 10 Parishes.
The Churches and Parishes through their various departments participated in the following items.
CMF members played the drums that call worshipers to Church (Damali akusigudde, togoba lukadde lwo, Musomesa ampita and Kabbo kajjudde)
Fathers Union: These played penalty shoot outs in soccer
|Mr. Naigambi takes on Ordinand Kyobe in the goal|
Mothers Union; These also played penalty shoot outs in Netball
Choirs; These sang an original composition talking about the history of Kibuye Parish and Mengo Archdeaconry.
CWF: These ladies participated in a Bible Quiz
The Youth Fellowships: These participated in the tug of war.
It was such a nice gala to see these Christians engaging in a Christian Competition with occasional praises to the Lord.
|Prayer for the construction of the New Church|