General Secretary of the ELCT Karagwe Diocese

The General Secretary of Karagwe Diocese
ELCT Karagwe diocese is subdivided into the seven church districts of Lukajange, Bweranyange, Ihembe, Mabira, Murongo, Kyerwa and Kituntu. Ngara Mission Area is the eighth operation zone. On the other hand, the diocese is operating through nine departments which are called Finances, Planning & Development, Mission & Evangelism, Women & Youth, Health, Diaconia, Building and Internal Audit. In addition to this, the diocese is running three secondary schools, three primary schools, three vocational training centers, one hospital, four dispensaries, one Bible school and one hotel with a conference centre. Rev. Anicet Maganya is the new KAD General Secretary.

The General Secretary is in charge of day to day administrative activities of the Diocese. He is the Diocesan Chief Executive Officer, Accounting officer, coordinator, monitor and team leader. The GS is the Chairperson of the diocesan management committee composed of five Deputy General Secretaries.
The General Secretary also plays part in strengthening the relationship between Karagwe Diocese and its partners. The partnership memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Vasteras Diocese and Karagwe Diocese signed 2013 enhanced the formation of three committees from each Diocese in three areas namely; music, environment and church role in the society. Hence, the partnership has led to flows of partnership visits that aim at strengthening the relationship. In 2014 the KAD signed MoU between the Anglican Diocese of Butare.

In the mid march of 2014, the music committee of Karagwe Diocese accompanied by the former General Secretary, Mr. Erasto Kamihanda had a partnership visit to Vasteras Diocese in Sweden. The music committee includes; The Dean of Karagwe Diocese, Rev.Yoram Karusya, Mrs. Glaydes Joas and Mr. Viktor Kamugasha. The main aim of the visit was to meet with the music committee of Vasteras, see and learn how music can be used in church and also create unified plans on how to enhance music as a way of spreading the gospel. They spent a total of 5 days which were used effectively.

Among the issues they discussed and experienced was how music can be used to unite the youths, also the techniques on how to use music that can attract a lot of people to attend the Sunday services because it is believed that even through singing (music), the word of God can be shared and felt by different people. Also, the music committee from Karagwe was able to visit different places in the church of Sweden to see how music becomes part of the church and in what way they preserve their music.

Updated by: E. Rubanga