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Change of Guards at Busoga Diocese Secretariate

By Rev. David Munobwa

There has been a change of guards at Busoga Diocesan Secretariate as Rev. Canon
Patrick Mutalwa handed over to the Ven. Rev. Canon Aggrey Kasadha, the new
Diocesan Secretary of the Busoga Diocese. Canon Kasadha also takes over from
Canon Mutalwa as the Archdeacon of Jinja Archdeaconry and Vicar of St. James Parish
Jinja. The handover at the Diocesan headquarters took place on Thursday 29 th February
2024 in the presence of the Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Moses Samson
Naimanhye, and Diocesan staff.
It should be noted that Rev. Canon Patrick Mutalwa served in the office of Diocesan
Secretary for seven years, from 1 st January 2017 to 29 th February 2024. Canon Mutalwa
was mandatory to retire in 2021, but on Bishop’s instruction, his retirement was
extended for three years. He retired after being in active service for forty-one (41)
YEARS AT various levels, including thirty-two (32) years as an ordained minister and
nine (9) years as a Lay minister.
In his handover report, Canon Mutalwa quoted Psalm 55:22, “Cast your burdens on the
Lord and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved” (ESV). He
used it to encourage the new Diocesan Secretary that the Lord will sustain him in the
new challenging office. He used the same opportunity to appreciate the Bishop Dr. Paul
M.S Naimahye for the opportunity to serve with him, especially entrusting him with
leading in Retreats from which God has elevated many to various levels like the 1 st
Bishop of East Busoga Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Paul Hannington Suubi, the Sub-Dean, the
Rev. Canon Dr. Joy Mukisa Isabirye, many Canons and Archdeacons.
In his remarks at the handover ceremony, the Bishop Paul Naimanhye informed the
members present that it would not be good to change the Diocesan Secretary in 2021
because of the COVID-19 effects on the church. But now that the situation has
stabilized, the change is appropriate. He tanked Canon Mutalwa for being a very faithful
srvant especially with finances. He humbly asked Canon Mutalwa for forgiveness on
behalf of all ministers for any wrong committed against him.

By the time of Canon Mutalwa’s handover, Busoga Diocese comprises of six
archdeaconries and one Deanary, 73 parishes and 645 churches, superintended over
by 73 Clergy in active service. Of the 73 Clergy, 69 are male while 9 are female.
Canon Mutalwa retired as the twelfth Diocesan Secretary of Busoga Diocese since its
inauguration in August 1972. The former Diocesan Secretaries are: Mr. Eriabu Wandira
Ibanda (Aug. 1972 – 1974); Mr. Nathan Tebisooka Mpabulungi (1975 – 1978); Mr.
Mesibosesi Jambi Ibanda (1979 – 1986); Rev. Vasco Dagama Wangoola (1987 – 1992);
`Rev. James Martin Kitamirike (1993 – 1999); Rev. Canon John Paul Tirusoniwa (1998 –
2000); Mr. James Igumba Kambayaya (2001 – 2002); Rev. Canon Wilson Kulata (2003
– 2005); Rev. Canon Daniel Kizza (2006 – 2007); Rev. Canon Samuel George Bogere
Egesa (2008 – 2012); Rev. Canon David Kaluya (2013 – 2016), and Rev. Canon Patrick
Mutalwa (2017 – 2024).
The Diocesan Secresatry is the Chief Adminstrative Officer of the Diocese and mainly
responsible for making most official communications of the Diocese on Bishop’s
instruction. Canon Aggrey Kasadha comes to the new office with a wealth of experience
as Senior Clergy and retired teacher who served to the level of secondary school
deputy headteacher. Canon Kasadha is married to Mrs Harriet Kasadha and God
blessed them with four Children and grandchildren.

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