By Ivan Naijuka

While delivering a sermon at All Saints’ Cathedral Nakasero at a fundraising event tocomplete the new Cathedral, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace, and The Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu lauded Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa the Deputy Speaker of Parliament for upholding the values through his leadership in Parliament “Thank you for leading the Parliament in protecting values and our children, you indeed took
a right path. When you don’t protect values, you attract God’s curse.” Dr. Kazimba. The statement was made in regards to the Hon. Tayebwa’s continuous fight against homosexuality that culminated into the passing of the Anti-Gay law this year.

On fundraising for the new Cathedral, Dr. Kazimba referred to Haggai one of the Minor Prophets whom God used to deliver his message of building his temple where He would be praised in honor; Haggai 1:8 “Go up into the mountain and bring down timber and build my house, so that I
may take pleasure in it and be honored,” says the Lord.

“Individuals start and finish their houses quickly but what about church where God is praised, why do you bring leftovers. The other day, I was advised not to take soda, I loved FANTA and they advised that I should start taking water, God can make you leave what you like most even when they are affordable for you therefore, it is better to be grateful to him.” Said the Archbishop

“I went to Kanungu and found a powerful message from Bishop Ntegereize that ‘ work for God, even when you are no longer there, they will know that you were there, therefore, build the church and leave a legacy.” He added.

Dr. Kazimba left the congregation with four take home points; Obey and do God’s work,
Put God at the center (priority), we shall have given him a gift,
Whatever we have belongs to God, He has given us a privilege to serve him (Haggai 2:8),
God calls to serve him, let’s offer whatever we have.
In his speech, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament who was the Chief fundraiser re-emphasized Archbishop’s message of keeping values of the Uganda as a nation.
“I met a person who was a gay in Italy and accused me of being homophobic but I told him, ‘with the little knowledge of religion, more so Christianity, it is based on realty, do you accept that you are born of a woman, even your child??, so if you want same sex relationship, aren’t you calling for extinction of the world.” He posed.

“Whether you are a minority or what, nature will prevail.” He added.

Taking to his X handle, he wrote,
Together with my wife, we joined the congregation at All Saints Church, Nakasero, to raise funds for building the Lord’s house. Thank you

@Archbp_COU and all the faithfuls for the magnificent house you are building for the Lord. By his grace, we shall have it finished and live to praise and worship him in it.

With the help of notable personalities of this nation like Hon. Gen. Jim Muhwezi  & Wife Susan, Minister David Bahati, Prime Minister Emeritus Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi and other faithful, Hon. Tayebwa bought a cow (the main product of fundraising) at UGX. 80Million
and contributed other UGX.50 Million.

Other guests at the event were Uganda’s  Security Minister, Hon. Gen. Jim Muhwezi Katugugu & Wife Susan Muhwezi Kabonero-Chairman Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA), Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. David Bahati,
Uganda’s Prime Minister Emeritus Rt. Hon. John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, Ms. Miria Rukoza Matembe, chairperson Citizen coalition on electoral democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) and other many dignitaries.
All Saints’ Cathedral Church needs UGX. 3 Billion for interior completion.
Church remains a pillar in spiritual nourishment, moral values & complement social development agenda.


  • Arch Bishop of the Church of Uganda Dr  Steven Kazimba Mugalu-Always give towards Gods work.
  • Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa- Say No to homosexuality,we will stick to African morals and up hold Christian Values.
  • Over three  hundred million shillings in cash and pledges has been raised for the completion of the new Cathedral building at All Saints Cathedral.
  •  In a fundraising presided over by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Thomas Tayebwa ,out of 3 billion Uganda shillings  required to complete the Cathedral over three hundred million was raised with deputy speaker contributing 60 million shillings, 10 for the auctioned cow and 50 as his contribution with his wife.

The Cathedral is designed to hold a congregation of over 5,000 people in a single service,
200-car parking space in the basement and allows concurrent services in its four chapels.

Security Minister Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi raised over 30 million shillings after him personally contributing over five million shillings and wife Susan supplementing three million towards the completion of the Cathedral.

Completion of all interior works and installations is anticipated by the end of 2023 while
Exterior Works will be completed in 2024.
The Diocese of Kampala is one of the 38 constituent dioceses of the Church of Uganda inaugurated on 16 January 1972.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, The Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziim ba Mugalu is also the diocesan bishop. Its seat is at Nakasero Hill All Saints` Cathedral-Lugard road plot 1.