18 September 2012

President Museveni Praise the Late Bishop Oboma

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.
Bishop Gideon Allan Oboma and Blandina Oboma (both of them have gone to be with the Lord) From 1983 to 1985, he was at Oak Hill Theological College, London from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theology and Pastoral Studies.

No comments: