24 September 2012
18 September 2012
By Emmanuel Omona President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Late Bishop Gideon Allan Oboma for the enormous struggle to bring peace in Northern Uganda. The President’s message in a letter read by the Minister for Internal Affairs, Eng. Hillary Onek at St. Phillips Church in Gulu High, described the Late Bishop Oboma as one of the most hardworking religious leaders, who dedicated their life to bring peace in northern Uganda. The president called on other religious leaders in Uganda to emulate the late Oboma so that Ugandans borrow a leaf from him. The Late Bishop Oboma died early this month from St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu District after a long illness. His death has caused shock among the Acholi leaders who think that he has left a big gap that would not be filled immediately. He was buried at the St. Phillips Cathedral in Gulu High School. Born in 1932 at Atiak, in the present Amuru District, the late Bishop Gideon Allan Oboma served as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda from 1979 up to 1998. He was educated at Atiak Church of Uganda, Lira Palwo , Buwalasi Primary Teacher’s College. Between 1964 and 1965, Oboma trained at St. Andres’s Community Centre in Mbale as a ‘Tent Maker’ priest. He was made Deacon at Christ Church, Gulu District in 1976, and practiced his priesthood at St. Philips Pro Cathedral Gulu, in 1979. Oboma’s commitment to the service of the Lord did not go unnoticed, as he soon won a place to study for a Diploma in Higher Education at Trinity College, Bristol, in the United Kingdom between 1981-1983.
Posted by Willy Akena at 2:55 PM
08 September 2012
The Bishop passed on from Lacor Hospital on Thursday 6th September 2012 at around 10:30pm.Burial arrangement will be communicated later. Allan Oboma served as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Uganda from 1979 up to 1998. Gideon Oboma was born on 22nd October 1932 at Atiak in Amuru District formerly Gulu District.He was baptized on the 15th April 1934 in infancy and later confirmed. He was educated at Atiak Church of Uganda, Lira Palwo ,and Buwalasi Primary Teacher’s College. In 1964-1965 Allan trained at St. Andrew's community centre , Mbale as Tent Maker priest.
Posted by Willy Akena at 1:39 PM