Ugandan president to pay medical bills for archbishop stranded in London

 

Ugandan president to pay medical bills for archbishop stranded in London

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George Conger

The president of Uganda has donated $23,000 to the fundraising appeal for the former Archbishop of Uganda the Most Rev. Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo, enabling him to undergo treatment for esophageal cancer. In November, Archbishop Nkoyoyo flew to London with his wife Ruth to seek treatment. However, his family was unable to raise the £60,000 requested by the hospital to cover his hospitalization costs, leaving the archbishop stranded in London. A fundraising campaign launched by his family and supported by the current Archbishop of Uganda last week helped cover part of the costs. Last Friday President Yoweri Museveni’s Senior President Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, sent out a tweeting stating:  "The president has made 23,00 dollars contribution to settling Archbishop Nkoyoyo's medical bills and wished him a quick recovery." Archbishop Nkoyoyo served as Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda from 1995 to 2004 and shepherded the church through the political tumult following the country’s return to democracy. There will be an on-going need for funding after the initial round of treatment, the archbishop’s family reports, encouraging donations to the archbishop’s fundraising appeal at: https://www.gofundme.com/archbishops-medical-fund

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