St Mathew C.O.U Bukedea was established under the Anglican faith in 1924 by then under Soroti dioceses. Later to Kumi dioceses where several committees were put in place which included planning and development committee which is constituted by eleven 11 members chaired by Mzee Ochom Samuel Okwakol.
The purpose of this committee is to improve the general welfare of St Mathew C.O.U these includes; construction and maintenance of clergy accommodation houses, construction of commercial houses for income generation for the church, internal church improvement and adjustments planning, other projects planning like youth skilling trainings, women empowerment trainings, elder persons platform for knowledge empowerment and charitable programs for the needy.
All the above was aimed at attaining self-sustainability in St Mathew C.O.U.
However, the committee in 2019 – 2020 planned to implement a number of projects which included;
Completion of archdeacon’s house, renovation of reverent house, church notice boards purchase, church furniture repairs, approval of the building plans and bill of quantities for St. Mathew conference hall, accommodation for commercial purpose and community health Centre.
Some of these planned activities were implemented like renovation of clergy houses, purchase of church notice boards and repair of furniture These were implemented using contributions from the church congregation and some internal donations.
Planning and development committee has also planned to implement long term projects which includes; construction of a conference hall, construction of accommodation for commercial use, construction of community health Centre. These projects are approximated for US 700,000. Where the congregation of the church will not be able to raise the funds. We as the committee appeal for any support from donors, friends and well-wishers. We hope that when the projects are successfully completed and start normal operations st Mathew C.O.U will be able to do a number of activities which may include; provision of skills and training programs for the youth, women empowerment programs, charity extension to the needy from communities improve the welfare of our clergy, and other programs implementation.
We as the committee appeal for any support from donors, friends and well-wishers towards our welfare improvement.
From; chairman planning and development
Mzee Ochom Simon Okwakol
ARTICLE FROM YOUTH CHAIRPERSON ST MATHEW C.O.O BUKEDEA
St Mathew C.O.U Bukedea is under Anglican faith Kumi dioceses, the church has majority of its congregation comprising of young people stirred by the youth committee constituted under church supervision. This committee was established in order to involve the youth in decision making and implementation in order to attain development and sustainability which leads to improved welfare through active participation of the young people in church general programs
The youth committee have planned for a number of activities which includes; acquiring of church public address system, decoration of church compound, youth skilling trainings, Sunday school class construction, other projects like poultry, farming and innovation art for commercial purpose, conducting church missions to the communities.
As per 2020, the committee was able to initiate the program of purchase of public address system which has not being attained since the committee depends on congregation contributions.
We also have long term plans for the young people in St. Mathew C.O.U Bukedea these includes; construction of Sunday school church, attainment of complete entertainment equipment’s, acquiring of youth sharing hall and training Centre. We therefore ask for any necessary support from the donors, friends and well wishers as we prepare the youth to take up more development in church through their active participation, spiritual and leadership nurturing.
From SENO HANNINGTON
- MATHEW C.O.U YOUTH CHAIRPERSON