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Kole North MP Opio Acuti raises shs130m for Church construction 

(Last Updated On: 18 March 2024)

Kole | It was a joyous Saturday on March 16, 2024, at St James Wigua Church Archdeaconry Headquarters in Aboke Town Council, Kole District.

Their long-awaited moment to commence roofing of their Church which had stalled for over five years was brought to life after a successful fundraising event.

The event raised a total of UGX130m from the congregation and well-wishers from all over the country and the diaspora.

Kole North MP Dr Samuel Opio Acuti spearheaded the fundraising event as the Chairperson of the organising committee.

The well-attended function drew dignitaries from all walks of life including politicians, businessmen, civil servants, religious leaders and businessmen, among others.

Together with the Speaker of Parliament Annet Anita Among and MPs, UGX50m in cash came directly from the Lawmakers.

Several families also made substantial contributions notably, David and Hellen Egel Opito family who gave $2,000 (UGX7,749,000), Dr Anthony Natif $1,000 (UGX3,800,000), Rose Okello Obote and family donated UGX4,000,000.

Another generous contributor was Levi Omara based in Kampala who paid for all the roofing sheets and accessories for the church.

More than 30 dignitaries gave over UGX1,000,000 each. The Lango community in the diaspora gave UGX7,000,000.

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“The funds are expected to cater for the roofing of the church and additional works,” MP Dr Samuel Opio Acuti said.

Dr Acuti expressed his gratitude to the more than 400 people who contributed towards this fundraising.

“I believe this is an answered prayer for St James Wigua for their burning desire in building God’s house. I praise God for his provision,” he commented.

Supporting Churches, young men and women, and elders including overall community empowerment are part of Dr Opio’s promises when he was asking for the mandate of his people before the 2021 general elections.

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MP Dr Opio Acuti and some of his guests show their dancing skills on Sunday.

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