(by Isaac Ojok)
The Vice Chairperson of Uganda Episcopal Conference Rt. Rev. Robert Muhirwa has called on Christians to support the fund raising drive towards the establishment of Uganda Catholic Television- UCTV. The fund raising is being done in all the Dioceses through out Uganda where all able bodied catholic has been requested to at least contribute 2,000 shillings
Bishop Robert Muhirwa who was among the four Bishops on the commission of priestly formation during their Pastoral and canonical visit to St Mary’s National Seminary Ggaba last week made the appeal in an exclusive interview with RadioWa. As a member of social communications commission and the patron of the fund raising committee of Uganda Catholic Television project, Rt Rev. Muhirwa said the Conference is currently in need of funds to facilitate the establishment of the Catholic Television station intended to promote evangelization in and beyond the country as well as social economic development of people. To have Uganda Catholic Television set, the Bishop revealed that the project is estimated to cost Billions of shillings though he did not disclose the exact amount during this interview. But on a positive note, Rt. Rev. Muhirwa also the Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese disclosed that over Two Hundred Million shillings has already been contributed by Uganda Episcopal Conference for the preliminary ground work.
Uganda Catholic Television will have its main station situated at the Catholic Secretariat in Kampala with other repeater stations spread in other Ecclesiastical Provinces of Mbarara, Tororo, and Gulu. In Gulu, it will be hosted in Lira Diocese where there once existed TV-Wa along side the current Radio Wa owned by Lira Diocese Media Limited. The Chairman Communications Commission of Uganda Episcopal Conference and Bishop Emeritus of Lira Diocese Rt Rev Joseph Franzelli is currently resident in Lira.