ARCHBISHOP PAUL SSEMWOGERE VISITS BUGANDA ROYAL INSTITUTE
Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education Mengo was grace to have hosted the Archbishop of Kampala, His Grace the Most Rev.Paul Ssemogerere on his visit to the institute on Thursday, 17th November, 2022. This was the first time the Archbishop of Kampala to visit the Institute ever since it started in 1999.
The event was blessed by the presence of members of the Governing Council of BRIBTE, staff and the students. Among other things, the Archbishop commissioned the newly constructed Art Gallery at the Institute and also planted a memorial tree. He later led the bribte community in a Mass that was followed by confirmation of students who had finished their sacrament of holy confirmation.
The Deputy Principal, Mr. Jemba William thanked the Catholic leaders at the institute for being cooperative during the preparations of the Archbishop’s visit to the institute and throughout their other usual engagements at the Institute .
Mr. Jemba thanked the Archbishop for paying a visit to the institute, and the catholic church for giving the institute Rev. Father Charles Lwanga for his is pastoral and parental love to the students. He further thanked the church for Rubaga Hospital which the Institute partnered with to offer medical services to the BRIBTE community, a work which the hospital has done diligently.
Jemba also informed the Archbishop that at the institute exercises freedom of worship where every individual is free to worship their God and he gave examples of the born again Christians, Anglicans, Moslems, and Adventists among others as this has kept it steady fast.
The Archbishop expressed his heartfelt thank to Ssaabasajja Kabaka for establishing the institute that has touched and impacted on people’s lives. He also thanked Management of the Institute for skilling the young generation in vocational courses like mechanics, building ,business and others, and highlighted that such graduates are the ones whom Uganda largely needs today to become entrepreneurs and job creators rather than being job seekers.
He encouraged students concentrate on their studies and avoid misleading behaviors like drug abuse, prostitution, discos and other habits that may cause them to drop out of school. The Archbishop also condemned homosexuality saying that they disrespect religion and African culture.
He further lauded the students for being disciplined, organized, and polite and encouraged them to be exemplary to others by copying the example Of St. Elizabeth of Hangry who was the basis of his preaching that day.
‘You should stay focused on your studies and you should avoid sugar mummies and daddies that destroy your future. I advise you to keep praying for yourselves as I also pray for you. You need to practice what you have been studying during the holiday instead of loitering around. I thank the administration and the entire staff of the institute for such a wonderful welcome.’ Archbishop said
The function was also attended by the RCC of Rubaga Mr. Bulola who also emphasized the need for parents and students to embrace vocational education as a way of bridging the skills gap and enhancing employability after school.