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Nkoyoyo, first Ugandan to be buried at Namugongo martyrs shrine

Nkoyoyo, first Ugandan to be buried at Namugongo martyrs shrine

The church of Uganda has revealed a tentative program for the burial of the late archbishop of church of Uganda Mpalanyo  Nkoyoyo who passed on this morning at Kampala hospital.

Nkoyoyo, will become the first person to be buried at the the prestigious Namugongo martyrs shrine.

Speaking to journalist after the closed door meeting, the arch Bishop of Uganda his grace Stanley Ntagali says that the body of the late is going to be buried at Namugongo martyr’s church of Uganda on Tuesday next week to honor his wish.

He says that on Sunday evening, the body will be taken to all saint for the overnight and will be taken to St Andrews church in Mukono from 10 am after, the body will be taken to his home at Nakabengo for the vigil.

He says that on Tuesday, the body will be taken to Namirembe from 9 am for the National service before being taken to Namugongo for burial at 4 pm.

Who is Nkoyoyo?

Retired Archbishop Nkoyoyo served as Archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1995 to 2004. During his leadership, he pioneered many visionary initiatives, including upgrading the Bishop Tucker Theological College in Mukono into Uganda Christian University, the first university in Uganda to be privately chartered.

The university has now grown from the original 120 students to more than 12,000 students on the main campus, at two constituent colleges, and a number of study centres around the country.

He leaves a legacy of several orphanages and primary schools, including ones that care for the blind and other physical disabilities started early in his ministry together with his wife, Ruth.

In retirement, Nkoyoyo was able to combine his entrepreneurial gifts and ministry passions into such projects as building the Rest Gardens Retreat Centre in Bweyogerere, establishing the Words of Hope Radio Ministry, and leading the fundraising and construction efforts for the Uganda Martyrs Museum in Namugongo.

In addition to all the projects and ministries he initiated, Archbishop Nkoyoyo was, at heart, an evangelist. He was a tireless preacher, taking every opportunity to give his testimony and calling people to repentance and into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

Archbishop Nkoyoyo was born in 1938 as one of 25 children to Erisa Wamala Nkoyoyo, a sub-county chief in Busimbi, Mityana.

 

 

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