Uganda Martyrs Day press notice — limited access to the shrine due to COVID-19


Every year, Christians from all over the world gather in Namugongo to commemorate the Uganda Martyrs who were persecuted for their faith.

However, this year due to the government restrictions on public gatherings because of the COVID-19, we are going to have celebrations in Namugongo but with very few invited people.

The President was invited as the Chief Guest.

On Monday 1st June 2020 at 9am, The Archbishop of Church of Uganda, The Most Rev Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu will make an on-site visit to Namugongo and thereafter address a press conference together with the Chairman of Namugongo Development Committee, Retired Bishop Jackson Matovu and the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, Rt Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira.

All further details on the program for the Martyrs Day Celebration will be communicated during Monday’s Press Conference.

Media Houses are therefore invited to cover these historic events both on 1st June 2020 as stated above and 3rd June 2020 during the prayers which will begin at 9am.

All Journalists from these media houses intending to cover the events are requested to submit their names to: or call Sadiiki on 0778854739 and 0701550775 for accreditation and better arrangements.

Rev Canon William Ongeng