A new commercial office block which has been built by the Church of Uganda as part of an investment strategy has been handed over by contractors. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, the Primate of the Church of Uganda, will official launch and inaugurate the building on 24 August during its provincial assembly. But yesterday, he was handed the keys to the completed Janani Luwum Church House, which will become the headquarters of Equity Bank and other tenants. The lease fees will support the mission and ministry of the Province in the years ahead.
“He who began this good work is the One who has brought it to completion,” Archbishop Stanley said yesterday during the handover ceremony, in a quote from Philippians 1:6. The building has been named after Archbishop Janani Luwum who was martyred in 1977 and whose idea the project was, dating back to the early 1970’s.
“The concept for Church House as a commercial real estate enterprise began in 1965 and was originally to be built on Shimoni Road,” the Church of Uganda said on its website. “When the Bank of Uganda proposed to take over the Shimoni Road site, that property was exchanged for Plot 34 on Kampala Road in 1972.”
The project was beset with a number of delays, but went ahead in partnership with Equity Bank.