Ndejje Senior Secondary School

Ndejje Senior Secondary School

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Today, allow me honor Mr. Kahukaho Jackson, Mr Kakande, Mr. John Kironde,Ms Zalwango Immaculate,Ms Namiiro Harriet, Mr. Kiyingi Elijah....I have never forgotten you. You made a positive impact in my life, made my stay at Ndejje very pleasant. Thank You
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20/08/2021

Warm greetings to you all.
Join us to celebrate our UACE 2020 UNEB Results.
Glory be to God again!!! for our UACE 2020 Candidates for making us proud again and we congratulate them for the good performance.
Bravo! to our Parents, Staff, and the School Administration for your contribution towards this success.
Attached is the list of our Academic giants UACE 2020:

Warm greetings to you all.
Join us to celebrate our UACE 2020 UNEB Results.
Glory be to God again!!! for our UACE 2020 Candidates for making us proud again and we congratulate them for the good performance.
Bravo! to our Parents, Staff, and the School Administration for your contribution towards this success.
Attached is the list of our Academic giants UACE 2020:

Ndejje Senior Secondary School updated their phone number. 03/08/2021

Ndejje Senior Secondary School updated their phone number.

Ndejje Senior Secondary School updated their phone number.

Ndejje Senior Secondary School updated their website address. 03/08/2021

Ndejje Senior Secondary School updated their website address.

Ndejje Senior Secondary School updated their website address.

S5 APPLY ONLINE | NDEJJE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 02/08/2021

S5 APPLY ONLINE | NDEJJE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

We welcome S.5 online applications on our website platform. Please use the link provided below to apply-online.
https://ndejjesss.ac.ug/s5-apply-online/

S5 APPLY ONLINE | NDEJJE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Ndejje senior secondary school online admission is available. Apply now and get a place at our school

02/08/2021

New Vision of Today Monday 2nd August 2021 page 54, has ranked one of our own Teacher Medi Ssesanga (H.O.D Mathematics Department) as one of the best Science teachers in Uganda.

In the article below, Tr. Medi Ssesanga shared key tips on how they engaged learners to achieve good U.C.E results in mathematics. Congratulations Tr. Medi Ssesangak for making Ndejje SSS proud.

NO PAINS NO GAINS.

New Vision of Today Monday 2nd August 2021 page 54, has ranked one of our own Teacher Medi Ssesanga (H.O.D Mathematics Department) as one of the best Science teachers in Uganda.

In the article below, Tr. Medi Ssesanga shared key tips on how they engaged learners to achieve good U.C.E results in mathematics. Congratulations Tr. Medi Ssesangak for making Ndejje SSS proud.

NO PAINS NO GAINS.

31/07/2021

Ayi Ssabasajja Kabaka, Magulu nyondo, Beene, Ccuucu, ffe aba Ndejje Senior Secondary School tukuyozayoza mu mukwano n’essanyu eppitirivu okutuuka kumatikira go ag’emyaka 28, gewasiimye okukuliza mulubiri lwo olwe Nkoni mu Buddu.

Mu mulembe gwo ‘Omutebi’ gwe wakwasa abavubuka, bingi ebitukiddwako nga okutumbula eby’enjigiriza, eby’obulamu, eby’obulimi n’obulunzi, eby’obwegassi, eby’emizanyo n’obulambuzi wamu nebirala nkumu.

Ayi Beene, tukusabira owangaale emyaka kafukunya nga oli ku ntebbe yabajjajjabo ng’olamula Obuganda.

Wangaala Maaso Moogi, Wangaala Buganda Nnyaffe.

Ayi Ssabasajja Kabaka, Magulu nyondo, Beene, Ccuucu, ffe aba Ndejje Senior Secondary School tukuyozayoza mu mukwano n’essanyu eppitirivu okutuuka kumatikira go ag’emyaka 28, gewasiimye okukuliza mulubiri lwo olwe Nkoni mu Buddu.

Mu mulembe gwo ‘Omutebi’ gwe wakwasa abavubuka, bingi ebitukiddwako nga okutumbula eby’enjigiriza, eby’obulamu, eby’obulimi n’obulunzi, eby’obwegassi, eby’emizanyo n’obulambuzi wamu nebirala nkumu.

Ayi Beene, tukusabira owangaale emyaka kafukunya nga oli ku ntebbe yabajjajjabo ng’olamula Obuganda.

Wangaala Maaso Moogi, Wangaala Buganda Nnyaffe.

Photos from Ndejje Senior Secondary School's post 30/07/2021

We congratulate our S.4 2020 U.C.E Candidates for making us proud again. Indeed Glory be to God for the excellent performance we have achieved during this challenging period.

Thanks goes to our parents for the continued support towards the candidates. In the same spirit, gratitude goes to our staff both the teaching and non-teaching staff for the tremendous work well done.

Lastly we recognize and appreciate the school administration headed by Dr. Charles Kahigiriza (Head teacher) for ensuring moral, spiritual and financial support towards the success of our school.

In summary;
Total candidates: 313.
169 male and 144 female.
RESULTS:
DIV 1: 280,
DIV 2: 30
DIV 3: 3.
Attached is the list of our excellent candidates as they scored.

[07/26/21]   Sad news members, our Head teacher Dr. Charles Kahigiriza lost his father Mzee Stanley Butera Musenze who passed on yesterday evening at 5.40 pm in Masaka Hospital. We commiserate with him upon his loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Those who would like to contribute mabugo towards the burial arrangements, you can contact 0784219482 & 0704021150 in the names of Lilian Mukubira, DEPUTY HEADTEACHER (WELFARE).

APPLY ONLINE | NDEJJE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 19/07/2021

APPLY ONLINE | NDEJJE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

Good afternoon our beloved parents, old students and our friends. You are invited to apply online for S.1 admissions 2021 via our School website. Please follow this link....
https://ndejjesss.ac.ug/apply-online/

APPLY ONLINE | NDEJJE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL Ndejje senior secondary school online admission is available. Apply now and get a place at our school

15/07/2021

We thank God for our being among the top three schools in the 4th Uganda National Science Olympiad after Gayaza High School and St. Mary's College, Kisubi. We also congratulate the Ndejje SSS students, Patrick Kiragga for winning the Student of the Year Award and Miracle Lydia Namutegere for winning the Women in STEM Award. Special gratitude goes to Mr. Joram Ssembajjwe, the teacher who prepared the contestants for the Olympiad.

We thank God for our being among the top three schools in the 4th Uganda National Science Olympiad after Gayaza High School and St. Mary's College, Kisubi. We also congratulate the Ndejje SSS students, Patrick Kiragga for winning the Student of the Year Award and Miracle Lydia Namutegere for winning the Women in STEM Award. Special gratitude goes to Mr. Joram Ssembajjwe, the teacher who prepared the contestants for the Olympiad.

[05/22/21]   Dear Parents,
It is not possible for us to issue a formal circular because we are out of school. At the same time there are important points parents need to know before Monday, 24th May.
1. All students (S1, S2, S3 and S5) shall report back to school on Monday, 24th May 2021 between 8am and 6pm.
2. S1, S3 and S5 shall be required to have zero balance in their school fees ledger. Checking will be done at the gate.
3. S2 should have paid at least 1,487,700/= to be allowed into the school.
4. Boys will access the school through the Chapel Gate after being cleared. Parking shall be at Ndejje Junior School.
5. Girls will access the school through the Sports Gate. Vehicles dropping cleared students shall park in the main playground.
6. S1 school sweaters will be given out in the first week after reporting.
7. S5 students will receive their uniforms at the end of the first week.
8. Parents are asked to provide enough masks to the students. The school will not provide masks.
Yours sincerely,
Dr. Charles Kahigiriza,
Head Teacher.

Photos from Ndejje Senior Secondary School's post 20/05/2021

We congratulate Ndejje SSS Biology teacher, Brenda Ampumuza Mafaari on graduating with Masters in Education in Science Education of Makerere University. She part of the 71st Graduation Congregation. Brenda is a hardworking and passionate teacher. We thank her for representing Ndejje very well.

04/05/2021

We congratulate Ndejje SSS old student, Benjamin Mukasa on being appointed Head Coach of the Belgium National Women Cricket Team. Thank you for representing Ndejje very well. We wish you all the best.

We congratulate Ndejje SSS old student, Benjamin Mukasa on being appointed Head Coach of the Belgium National Women Cricket Team. Thank you for representing Ndejje very well. We wish you all the best.

[04/21/21]   Good evening dear parents. This is to remind ourselves that all the students (S1, S3 and S5) will go for half term holidays on Friday, 23 April 2021. They shall carry all the property since the dormitories are to be used by the UNEB examiners. They will report back on 24-May-2021 and they will finish the term on 24-July-2021. A circular to this effect will be issued soon. (By Dr. Charles Kahigiriza -Head teacher).

27/03/2021

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The Dedication Service for the UACE Candidates is on Sunday, 28 March 2021 starting at 10am. Retired Bishop Dr. Edward Muhima is the Guest Preacher. Parents shall follow the ceremony on Zoom, Facebook and Namirembe FM. The relevant links are to be shared in another post.

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[03/27/21]   Good morning parents. There is a change in the Senior One reporting date from 12 April 2021 to 31 March 2021. The date was brought forward to enable smooth marking of UNEB exams at Ndejje (25 April to 28 May). A circular detailing other changes in the school Calendar is to be issued later today. Please note the following:
1. Changes do not affect the number of days previously allocated to different classes.
2. No extra school fees will be charged as a result of the changes.

Date Activity
31/3/2021 S1 Report.
23/4/2021 S1, S3, S5 Go home for half term holidays.
24/5/2021 S1, S3 & S5 Return to School from half term holidays.
31/5/2021 S2 Report to School.
24/7/2021 S1, S2, S3, & S5 Go home for End of Academic Year Holidays.

Note:
23/4/2021-24/5/2021 Half Term Holidays for S1, S3 & S5.

Dr. Charles Kahigiriza,
Head Teacher.

Photos from Ndejje Senior Secondary School's post 22/03/2021

It was a privilege to us yesterday to host the Bishop of West Buganda Diocese, Rt. Rev. Henry Katumba Tamale and his wife Rev. Canon Elizabeth Julia Katumba Tamale. The Bishop was the guest preacher at the inauguration of the new school prefectural body 2021/2022. Many students gave their life to Jesus to be their personal Lord and Saviour. The outgoing prefecture (The Eagle prefecture) led by the Head prefect Walulya Fred donated 2 stretchers to the school sick bay. We thank them for their commitment and the zeal to work for their school.

Photos from Ndejje Senior Secondary School's post 08/03/2021

We join the rest of the world to celebrate the International women's day. Yesterday we had a service at St. Francis chapel to celebrate this special day. The guest preacher was Mrs. Nyombi Juliana wife to the late Mr. Peter Nyombi, the former Attorney General. We thank the organizing committee led by Mrs. Marion Muwanguzi for the great success achieved. #HappyWomensDay2021

[03/06/21]   Good evening parents, old students and our beloved friends. Ndejje SSS Chaplaincy will be leading the Luganda Service on Bukedde 1 TV and Urban TV on Sunday, 7th March 2021 at 12 noon. You are invited to watch (From: Dr. Charles Kahigiriza Head teacher).

01/03/2021

The Embassy of France to Uganda has expressed deep gratitude to Ndejje Senior Secondary School for promoting the learning of the French language. The message was delivered on the Senior Six Careers Day by Ms. Mercy Twinomujuni, the Head of Campus France in Uganda. Campus France is an organisation established for the purpose of promoting and popularising study opportunities in French universities. Our students got to know about scholarships and affordable self sponsored courses in all disciplines offered by French universities. Special gratitude goes to Mr. Calvin Olebo, the Head of the French Language Department at Ndejje and his staff for promoting the learning of the French language.

The Embassy of France to Uganda has expressed deep gratitude to Ndejje Senior Secondary School for promoting the learning of the French language. The message was delivered on the Senior Six Careers Day by Ms. Mercy Twinomujuni, the Head of Campus France in Uganda. Campus France is an organisation established for the purpose of promoting and popularising study opportunities in French universities. Our students got to know about scholarships and affordable self sponsored courses in all disciplines offered by French universities. Special gratitude goes to Mr. Calvin Olebo, the Head of the French Language Department at Ndejje and his staff for promoting the learning of the French language.

[02/27/21]   We congratulate Ndejje SSS student, Lauren Mucunguzi for winning the Chinese Bridge Training Knowledge Competition held virtually. They were organised by the Confucius Institute at Makerere University and Xiangtan University (China). She competed against eight participants from eight schools. Special thanks go to the Ndejje SSS Chinese Language Head of Department, Ms. Hilda Ayebare for preparing the students and the parents for supporting them. Ndejje had the largest number of participants. The competitions were composed of speech making and performance lessons, video dubbing lessons, V log making, cross-talk, tongue twisters, folk and pop music, cultural and pronunciation lessons.

[02/26/21]   Good afternoon our beloved parents, old students and well-wishers. We wish to inform you that tomorrow Saturday 27/02/2021, we are more than ready to receive the semi candidates (S.3 & S.5) at our usual time. Safe journey to Ndejje Senior Secondary School.

Photos from Ndejje Senior Secondary School's post 23/02/2021

The S.4 candidates 2021 dedication service. More nice looking pictures are unveiled.

Photos from Ndejje Senior Secondary School's post 22/02/2021

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Joel Obetia, the retired Bishop of Madi- West Nile commissioned the S.4 Legacy Project 2021 (Compound chairs). Thanks a lot S.4 candidates 2021 for adding a mark on the development of your school. We wish you success in your coming exams.

Photos from Ndejje Senior Secondary School's post 22/02/2021

We take this opportunity to thank you our dear parents, old students and friends for attending the “scientific” dedication service for UCE candidates 2021 yesterday via our different media platforms. The service was graced by Rt. Rev. Dr. Joel Obetia, the retired Bishop of Madi-West Nile Diocese. He was assisted by Ven. Can. James Ebil (The Archdeacon Ndejje Archdeaconry), Rev. Betty Wonyaka (Ass. Vicar Ndejje Archdeaconry) and Rev. Moses Ssenyonyi (School Chaplain). A lot of activities took place; The Legacy project (Compound chairs) for the S.4 candidates 2021 was commissioned by the Bishop. One candidate was baptized. Many candidates gave their lives to Christ. Outstanding students were awarded with certificates of compliance. Class teachers of S.4 were also gifted by the S.4 Legacy government. Lastly the S.6 candidates 2021 will be dedicated on 28th March 2021 via the same media platforms. More pictures are loading……....

21/02/2021

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Good morning parents, and our beloved friends. Please attend the S.4 dedication service today starting at 10:00am live on our zoom link https://renu.zoom.us/j/91493088120 (Meeting ID 91493088120) and https://www.facebook.com/hilda.ayebare.

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[02/18/21]   Hello parents. The School will have a "scientific" dedication service for UCE candidates on 21 February 2021. Parents will be able to follow the ceremony from the comfort of their homes. We are arranging live streaming on Facebook and recorded broadcast on Namirembe FM. Retired Bishop Joel Obetia will be the Guest Preacher. The UACE candidates will have theirs on 28 March 2021. Retired Bishop Edward Muhima will be the Guest Preacher. It will also be "scientific". Thank you very much for appreciating the "new normal." (From: Dr. Charles Kahigiriza-Headteacher).

Timeline Photos 17/02/2021

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos 16/02/2021

Archbishop Janani Luwum was born in 1924 in Mucwini, Chua in Kitgum District to Eliya Okello and Aireni Aciro. He was educated in Gulu High School and trained as a teacher at Boroboro Teachers College, Lira.
He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in 1948 when he was a teacher through the guidance and inspiration by late Evangelist Yusto Amato Otunnu, and his wife Josephine, parents of Ambassador Olara Otunnu. Luwum’s conversion so totally changed his life that the leadership of the Chosen Evangelical Revival (CER) movement encouraged and supported him to train for the ordained ministry.

Luwum rose through the ranks and worked as a parish priest, chaplain in institutions of learning, tutor, principal, provincial secretary, Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese, Archbishop of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire before he was martyred in 1977. On the February 16, 1977, Archbishop Luwum was martyred at Nakasero, Kampala by the regime of then president Idi Amin Dada. His body was taken to the church yard at Wii Gweng, Mucwini, on February 19, 1977, where he was later buried.

Archbishop Luwum was the first sitting archbishop in the entire Anglican communion to be martyred in office, since archbishops of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer and William Laud were martyred in office in 1556 AD and 1645 AD, respectively. Luwum had shown courageous leadership in opposing tyranny, gross human rights violations and religious persecution in Uganda during Amin’s time.

He was recognised as Archbishop Janani Luwum of Uganda, Africa’s Martyr of the 20th century in a dedication in the Chapel for 20th century martyrs in Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the Anglican Communion. In a high profile ceremony attended by her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey, London, on July 9, 1998, Janani Luwum’s statue was unveiled among other 20th century martyrs such as African-American Civil rights leader and social prophet, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and South African Virgin Martyr, Manche Masemola.

Janani Luwum gave to the Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire a new spirit and vitality. His wise leadership had encouraged Christians not to disregard, but to confront issues of church and state in Uganda. That he challenged the authorities of his day publicly, like the Prophet Nathan, set him apart from other bishops of the church, whose relations with the state had often been confined to the private sphere.
His contribution was also characterised by the confidence of his faith; that the gospel of Jesus Christ could offer eternal values to a violent, unjust and deceitful political power. He sought to shape his Province into a distinctive Christian body that cherished its past and its diversity, but one that reached out to what was universal in the gospel.

Challenges
On ethnic divisions and the challenge of unity, Janani Luwum remarked: “One of the problems, which is frustrating the church’s programmes, is the lack of unity of purpose. This is tearing us apart in many areas and instead of the church growing more and more together; the church is becoming more and more divided. We have, so far failed to start the Church Commissioners because there is no common agreement of land ownership as to who the beneficiaries are.”

“This had held us back for a long time during a crucial time in the history of the Church in our nation. The Church has continued to experience lack of funds to run many of her essential services and to pay pastors and other Church workers reasonable salaries.”
“Therefore, we often fail to attract well educated people to work for the Church. My prayer is that the Good Lord will help us move away from selfish motives in favour of collective benefits and efforts which are of more lasting value. It has been said that ‘united we stand, divided we fall’. One wonders if the hardships and frustrations we have passed through during the years have not been a result of our divisions.”



On justice
On politics, socio-economic justice and prophetic witness, Archbishop Luwum had this to say: “We are calling upon our people to demonstrate maturity in every respect as we enter the second century of Christianity of this Church. Such maturity should be seen in the way we participate in the religious, political, economic and social fields in our country.”
The kind of partisan religious politics, which other people have tried in the past here and elsewhere will not do any good. What is important for the Church is her commitment to the Christian principles and ideals and she must always be conscious of her role of leading her people to stand firm on these ideals. The Church is sometimes referred to as the ‘conscience of the people’ through her members and leaders in public life who speak for the poor and the ‘underdog’ of our society.”

His role
Late Rt Rev Dr Henry Okullu had this to say on Archbishop Luwum’s courage and faithfulness: “Janani Luwum had a role to play in the affairs of his nation. He refused to tremble before Idi Amin. He faced him…Archbishop Luwum was not seeking martyrdom; and church leaders should not seek martyrdom. But they must not run away from it.”
“As the situation worsened during Luwum’s last days, his wife, Mary pleaded with him continually to run out of Uganda. The archbishop refused putting it clearly that he had no guilty conscience on Amin’s accusations. ‘Sometimes it is said that it is the privilege of the great to watch catastrophe from a terrace’.

“Luwum refused to run away and watch catastrophe from the terrace. He lay down his life for the sheep. It is said that he kept telling his brother bishops: ‘we must see the hand of God in this’. He saw God’s hand in everything that was happening in those days before his murder”.
The theme for this year is: “Do not dwell on the past” (Isaiah 43:16-21).
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the searing martyrdom of Archbishop Janani Luwum. This year’s worship will be led by Archbishop Stanly Ntagali as the chief celebrant. The guest preacher will be the Rt Rev Dr Alfred Olwa, Bishop of Lango Diocese, and the guest of honour will be President Museveni.

Janani Luwum day

Remarkably, it was the searing martyrdom of St Janani Luwum that galvanised international and national opposition to the Amin regime, marking a pivotal turning point leading to the subsequent fall of Idi Amin and liberation of Uganda.
Government of Uganda through the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity and the Church of Uganda have been planning to establish St Janani Luwum memorial with the objective to organise and put in place various memorial projects and programmes to honour, remember and emulate the life, witness martyrdom and example of St Janani Luwum, as a prominent Christian leader of the 20th century.

To ensure effective planning and organisation of memorial activities and site development, a National Organising Committee (NOC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity. In February 2015, President Yoweri Museveni, who was among the pilgrims, declared February 16 every year a national , public holiday (St Janani Luwum Day).

The annual national and international commemoration and pilgrimage takes place in Wii Gweng in Mucwini (20km) north of Kitgum Town, the resting place, birth place and ancestral home of the martyr. The annual prayers and celebrations at Mucwini are for all Christians and all persons of good will gathered together in a spirit of unity. (By Rev. Moses Ssenyonyi Chaplain Ndejje SSS).

Archbishop Janani Luwum was born in 1924 in Mucwini, Chua in Kitgum District to Eliya Okello and Aireni Aciro. He was educated in Gulu High School and trained as a teacher at Boroboro Teachers College, Lira.
He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in 1948 when he was a teacher through the guidance and inspiration by late Evangelist Yusto Amato Otunnu, and his wife Josephine, parents of Ambassador Olara Otunnu. Luwum’s conversion so totally changed his life that the leadership of the Chosen Evangelical Revival (CER) movement encouraged and supported him to train for the ordained ministry.

Luwum rose through the ranks and worked as a parish priest, chaplain in institutions of learning, tutor, principal, provincial secretary, Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese, Archbishop of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire before he was martyred in 1977. On the February 16, 1977, Archbishop Luwum was martyred at Nakasero, Kampala by the regime of then president Idi Amin Dada. His body was taken to the church yard at Wii Gweng, Mucwini, on February 19, 1977, where he was later buried.

Archbishop Luwum was the first sitting archbishop in the entire Anglican communion to be martyred in office, since archbishops of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer and William Laud were martyred in office in 1556 AD and 1645 AD, respectively. Luwum had shown courageous leadership in opposing tyranny, gross human rights violations and religious persecution in Uganda during Amin’s time.

He was recognised as Archbishop Janani Luwum of Uganda, Africa’s Martyr of the 20th century in a dedication in the Chapel for 20th century martyrs in Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the Anglican Communion. In a high profile ceremony attended by her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey, London, on July 9, 1998, Janani Luwum’s statue was unveiled among other 20th century martyrs such as African-American Civil rights leader and social prophet, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and South African Virgin Martyr, Manche Masemola.

Janani Luwum gave to the Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire a new spirit and vitality. His wise leadership had encouraged Christians not to disregard, but to confront issues of church and state in Uganda. That he challenged the authorities of his day publicly, like the Prophet Nathan, set him apart from other bishops of the church, whose relations with the state had often been confined to the private sphere.
His contribution was also characterised by the confidence of his faith; that the gospel of Jesus Christ could offer eternal values to a violent, unjust and deceitful political power. He sought to shape his Province into a distinctive Christian body that cherished its past and its diversity, but one that reached out to what was universal in the gospel.

Challenges
On ethnic divisions and the challenge of unity, Janani Luwum remarked: “One of the problems, which is frustrating the church’s programmes, is the lack of unity of purpose. This is tearing us apart in many areas and instead of the church growing more and more together; the church is becoming more and more divided. We have, so far failed to start the Church Commissioners because there is no common agreement of land ownership as to who the beneficiaries are.”

“This had held us back for a long time during a crucial time in the history of the Church in our nation. The Church has continued to experience lack of funds to run many of her essential services and to pay pastors and other Church workers reasonable salaries.”
“Therefore, we often fail to attract well educated people to work for the Church. My prayer is that the Good Lord will help us move away from selfish motives in favour of collective benefits and efforts which are of more lasting value. It has been said that ‘united we stand, divided we fall’. One wonders if the hardships and frustrations we have passed through during the years have not been a result of our divisions.”



On justice
On politics, socio-economic justice and prophetic witness, Archbishop Luwum had this to say: “We are calling upon our people to demonstrate maturity in every respect as we enter the second century of Christianity of this Church. Such maturity should be seen in the way we participate in the religious, political, economic and social fields in our country.”
The kind of partisan religious politics, which other people have tried in the past here and elsewhere will not do any good. What is important for the Church is her commitment to the Christian principles and ideals and she must always be conscious of her role of leading her people to stand firm on these ideals. The Church is sometimes referred to as the ‘conscience of the people’ through her members and leaders in public life who speak for the poor and the ‘underdog’ of our society.”

His role
Late Rt Rev Dr Henry Okullu had this to say on Archbishop Luwum’s courage and faithfulness: “Janani Luwum had a role to play in the affairs of his nation. He refused to tremble before Idi Amin. He faced him…Archbishop Luwum was not seeking martyrdom; and church leaders should not seek martyrdom. But they must not run away from it.”
“As the situation worsened during Luwum’s last days, his wife, Mary pleaded with him continually to run out of Uganda. The archbishop refused putting it clearly that he had no guilty conscience on Amin’s accusations. ‘Sometimes it is said that it is the privilege of the great to watch catastrophe from a terrace’.

“Luwum refused to run away and watch catastrophe from the terrace. He lay down his life for the sheep. It is said that he kept telling his brother bishops: ‘we must see the hand of God in this’. He saw God’s hand in everything that was happening in those days before his murder”.
The theme for this year is: “Do not dwell on the past” (Isaiah 43:16-21).
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the searing martyrdom of Archbishop Janani Luwum. This year’s worship will be led by Archbishop Stanly Ntagali as the chief celebrant. The guest preacher will be the Rt Rev Dr Alfred Olwa, Bishop of Lango Diocese, and the guest of honour will be President Museveni.

Janani Luwum day

Remarkably, it was the searing martyrdom of St Janani Luwum that galvanised international and national opposition to the Amin regime, marking a pivotal turning point leading to the subsequent fall of Idi Amin and liberation of Uganda.
Government of Uganda through the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity and the Church of Uganda have been planning to establish St Janani Luwum memorial with the objective to organise and put in place various memorial projects and programmes to honour, remember and emulate the life, witness martyrdom and example of St Janani Luwum, as a prominent Christian leader of the 20th century.

To ensure effective planning and organisation of memorial activities and site development, a National Organising Committee (NOC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity. In February 2015, President Yoweri Museveni, who was among the pilgrims, declared February 16 every year a national , public holiday (St Janani Luwum Day).

The annual national and international commemoration and pilgrimage takes place in Wii Gweng in Mucwini (20km) north of Kitgum Town, the resting place, birth place and ancestral home of the martyr. The annual prayers and celebrations at Mucwini are for all Christians and all persons of good will gathered together in a spirit of unity. (By Rev. Moses Ssenyonyi Chaplain Ndejje SSS).

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