Rev. Paul Masaba Kiptoo has been consecrated the second Bishop of Sebei Diocese replacing Bishop Augustine Arapyona Solomo who retired from service after reaching 65 mandatory retirement age.
The function presided over by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Province Stanley Ntagali, was witnessed by the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and several Members of Parliament, religious and local leaders.
In a speech read for him by the Vice President at the function held at the Diocese headquarters in Kapchorwa, President Yoweri Museveni congratulated the new Bishop and urged him to continue with the development projects his predecessor had initiated.
The President who donated a new car to the new Bishop assured him of Government support especially in areas aimed improving the lives of the people in the diocese, commended the outgoing Bishop Salimo for faithfulness and dedication to the service of God and humanity.
The President said that the church is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the welfare of the people through nurturing their spiritual and socio-economic wellbeing which are very instrumental in moulding the lives of the community.
Archbishop Ntagali urged retiring Bishop Salimo to embrace God in challenges and disappointment since he is the answer to all questions and urged the new Bishop to balance his family time and his diocesan duties so as to nurture his young family into exemplary citizens.
Bishop Paul KiptooMasaba called upon Government and Christians in diocese to support the construction of a new cathedral that reflects the glory of God in the diocese.
Bishop Paul MasabaKiptoo becomes the second Bishop of Sebei Diocese that was curved out of Mbalediocese in 1999.
It covers the districts of Kapchorwa, kween and Bukwo.