Preparations to celebrate the 53rd World Communications Day are in high gear both at regional and diocesan level in Hoima catholic diocese.
According to the Executive Secretary Social Communications Office in Hoima Diocese, Reverend father John Mary Busobozi, the World Communications Day in the Catholic Church is the day on which the Universal Church underlines the prime importance of the Church’s mission to evangelize as commanded by the Lord Jesus on his return to the Father (Mk 16,15).
He says the celebrations will commence with an Annual Communication Week, which will comprise of a three day Communication workshop – from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th May 2019 at Riviera Hotel in Hoima Municipality. It will be attended by about 50 participants from all the 19 dioceses in Uganda especially the diocesan communication coordinators and delegates from all catholic media houses in Uganda.
The selected topic for the workshop is “Networking for effective communication and resource mobilization”.
Father Busobozi says, On Saturday 11th May 2019, participants will spend a whole afternoon on a picnic, visiting and touring exciting and interesting sites in the Bunyoro region, especially the upcoming Oil industry and the on-going Hoima International Airport construction works.
The functions will be crowned on Sunday 12th May 2019 with a Pontifical Mass beginning at 9.30am in Bujumbura Cathedral with a variety of invited guests from all the 45 parishes in Hoima Diocese and other important dignitaries.
The guest of honor is expected to be the Minister of ICT Frank Tumwebaze whereas the guest speaker will be Finance Minister Matia Kasaija.
After mass there will be a tree planting ceremony and a tour of an exhibition intended to show-case both diocesan as well as other relevant products that reflect culture and economic activities in the Bunyoro region, brief interesting cultural presentations (entertainments) by some renown Bunyoro Music Dance and Drama presenters will follow to crown the day.
Father Busobozi revealed this during the press conference at Bujumbura cathedral in Hoima municipality where he said, the celebrations will be used by all faithful and people of good will, to make a special collection to support the purchase of a public address system for Hoima catholic diocese.