The House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda, has elected Ven. Canon Moses Banja as the 6th Bishop of Namirembe Diocese. The election was held at St Stephen’s Cathedral Naluwerere in East Busoga Diocese this afternoon.
Ven. Canon Moses Banja will succeed Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalila, who is set to retire on December 8, having reached the mandatory age of 64. Bishop Luwalila has been in the position for 14 years.
The consecration and enthronement of Ven. Canon Moses Banja is scheduled to take place on December 10, 2023, at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.
Born on October 20, 1964, in Nakabugo Bbira, Busiro, Ven. Canon Moses Banja embraced Christianity on December 3, 1989. He was ordained in 1996 and priested in 1998. His dedication to the ministry is complemented by a Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the same institution.
Ven. Canon Moses Banja is married to Rev. Canon. Prof. Olivia Nassaka Banja and the couple is blessed with three children.
Currently serving as the Archdeacon of Luzira Archdeaconry in Namirembe Diocese, Ven. Canon Moses Banja brings a wealth of experience to his new role as the 6th Bishop of Namirembe Diocese.