It’s now two years since a silent martyr’s day celebration which came as a result of the global pandemic of COVID-19. Since 2020, the celebrations have been organized with the attendance of only invited guests.
Before the covid-19, millions of pilgrims traveled from across the country and from other neighboring countries to Namugongo to celebrate the martyr’s faith inspiration. This had gone low for 2 years and this time around it’s to revive in full swing.
Since relief from the lockdown issues, there will be a post-covid-19 mass martyr’s pilgrim which the organization has started in high gear. The organizing committees for both the catholic and Anglican Church are sourcing out financial support to aid in preparing process.
The Anglican Church (Church of Uganda is looking for shs600m to prepare for the year’s 2022 martyr’s day celebrations at Namugongo Martyr’s shrine.
For the Anglican Church, the Ankole Region dioceses will organize this year’s Martyr’s day. On Friday, at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero, the Ankole dioceses organized a mass to fundraise money to use for the organization of the celebrations together with the members of parliament.
During the fundraising, Rt. Hon. PM. Robinah Nabanjja pledges 10m and Rebecca Kadaga pledge 3m. The Ankole diocese will fundraise for 200m.
Today Tuesday 26th, on behalf of parliament the Speaker of parliament Anita Among has delivered 50m to aid in the preparation process.
The martyr’s day celebration 2022 will be held under the theme “Hope beyond Afflictions” taken from the bible book of Lamentation 3:23.
President Museveni is expected to be the guest of honor this time around.