By Kabuye Ronald
The presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) in Uganda that subscribes to the Antioch catholic rite Jacinto Kibuuka has revealed that the African synod resolved to empower believers to venture into Agro business.
Speaking at the closure of the four-day Evangelical Orthodox Church synod at Mamre international Prayer Centre in Namugongo Janda, bishop Kibuuka revealed that the synod backed the ongoing initiative of donating piglets to believers and empowering them more in mushroom and coffee growing projects in line of developing them both spiritually and materialistically.
The Evangelical Orthodox Church in Uganda has so far donated a total of 1200 piglets to believers in Kagumu and Kadama villages in Kibuku district in addition to skilling them with Mushroom growing as one of the ways to help them fight poverty.
After the EOC auxiliary African Synod resolution the projects will now be rolled out country wide where the church is established that’s; in Kiryandongo, Kaliro, Namugongo among others.
Bishop Kibuuka who also revealed that they resolved to ensure zero tolerance to corruption in the church by practicing and teaching about transparency and accountability, selfless as opposed to selfishness said in turn they will be buying the pigs and other agro products from the believer at a reasonable price, add value to them and sell to both the local and international market.
Furthermore, the Synod resolved to establish a formation center (seminary) that will also serve as a university to not only train EOC clergy but also the general public in variety of courses.
the formation centre will be built along Masaka road where the church purchased its land.
The first-ever Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) Auxiliary synod hosted in Kampala was held under the theme “EOC growth in Africa, the concerns, challenges and sensitive church mission in Africa”
Fr.Jacob Palm from Canada represented Patriarch Jerold Gliege, the Evangelical Orthodox Church leader in the world as an observer was so much pleased by the growth of the church in Africa and the deliberations made.