WALUKUBA PARISH

THE GENESIS OF WALUKUBA PARISH.

Walukuba parish was established to serve the large numbers of people who come to jinja town in search of employment in the industries which had been set up by the colonial governments a result to building a hydroelectricity generation plant in 1954 at the Owen falls dam. Many peo­ple came from several parts of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Congo, Sudan, Malawi, Rwanda, Bu­rundi, indeed even beyond.

LOCATION

Our lady of assumption parish is located on walukuba housing estate. The housing estate is found to the east of jinja town on the shores of Lake Victoria (Napoleon Gulf) in the present-day walukuba/ Masese division, one of the constituent divisions of jinja municipality.

 

The parish grotto

 

Young People undergoing catechism.

the parish guest house

 

 

PARISH PRIEST:

Below are the Priests who have been appointed at the parish since  1957 when it became a parish.

  • Rev. Fr. Anthony Zuure (1957 _ 1966) should be credited for laying the foundation of Walukuba Parish. He was followed by Rev. Fr. Charles Drunnen (November 1966_April 1967),
  • Rev. Fr. Tedd Dean (July 1967_ October 1967),
  • Rev. Fr.  John Hulst (October 1967 _ November 1969),
  • Rev. Fr. John Stephen Tenywa R.I.P (November 1969 _ February 1997),
  • Rev. Fr. Ndanda (1996 _ 1997),
  • Rev. Fr. Aloysius Nkalubo (1997 _ 2005),
  • Rev. Fr. Anthony Bukyanagandi (2005 _ 2006),
  • Rev. Fr. Joseph Balikudembe Waiswa from August 2006 to 2015. He is being assisted by Fr. Joseph Mwangi Mathenge.
  • Rev. Fr. Godfrey Kibumba. ( May 18, 2016 to July 18th, 2017 )
  • Currently It is Rev. Fr. Deogratious Mpewo From July 18th – Upto date.

ASSISTANT PRIESTS AND THOSE WHO HAVE ASSISTED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

Fr. Mathias Kibuka, Fr. Fred Hillary, Fr. Thy Gilessn, Fr. Joseph Dhamutuba, Fr. Kato Michael David, Fr Aloysius Tenywa Malagala, Fr. John Fisher Nyiro, Fr. Wailfred Vallar, Fr. Vallar MCCJ, Fr. Joseph Mwangi Mathenge, Fr. Isabirye Andrew, Fr. Emmanuel Kawanguzi, Fr. Vincent Kiwanuka, Fr. Clement MCCJ, Monsignor Christopher Isiko the Kirinya Prisons.

Recently Appointed Second Assistant Parish Priest is Fr. Joseph Isanga Baligeya.

PROJECTS IN THE PARISH

The parish house