The South Ankole Diocese Bishop, Nathan Ahimbisibwe has urged his fellow overseers to focus on building a self-sustaining church instead of depending on Christians and donations.
According to Bishop Ahimbisibwe, the Church has a lot of idle land, which must be well utilized to create sources of income.
We have depended on donations from Christians long enough and we need a Church that is self-sustaining. We also need to show Christians that we are a Church that works, he said.
The Bishop made the remarks while hosting Archbishop Stephen Mugalu and other 19 bishops of the Church of Uganda in Ntungamo District on Tuesday where clergy were touring the diocesan development projects, which include buildings, coffee farms, fish ponds, chicken hatchery, and orchards.
Bishop Ahimbisibwe said he has planted 300 acres of coffee in Ntungamo to generate income that will help the Church to be self-sustaining.
He has also been able to increase the number of archdeaconries from six to 10 and parishes from 40 to 61, built schools, health centres, and ensured proper water systems and agricultural projects in the last 10 years.
The tour comes after President Museveni challenged bishops to visit the diocese for its transformative preaching.