BY OUR REPORTER
Of the Shs270m retired Archbishop Mpalanyi Nkoyooyo needs for urgent life-saving surgery, government has contributed just Shs80m – about a third of the required amount, leaving the cleric’s family on a begging spree.
Nkoyooyo is currently undergoing treatment for a tumour at a London hospital where he was rushed on December 31, 2016.
Doctors have recommended immediate surgical removal. All medical procedures are estimated to cost £60,000 (about Shs270m)
James Kakembo, son to the retired Archbishop, told NBS TV in a phone interview on Thursday: “Treatment abroad is very expensive but the government has already come in and contributed to a tune of around £18,000 (about Shs 80m).”
“It is very trivial but we really appreciate.”
According to doctors, the amount could relatively increase since the £60,000 bill will only cover hospital bills.
“All other costs above that will be additional,” Kakembo added, noting that the family was overwhelmed by huge sum needed.
Just in July 2016, Nkoyooyo was in London, still for treatment.
“That is why family is overwhelmed and we are calling not only the Anglican Church, but also the general public to contribute to the Archbishop’s treatment fund,” Kakembo begged after thanking government and the members of the public who have already contributed.
In urging the public to give, Kakembo quoted the Archbishop as saying, “Any little help is far much better than over exceeding sympathy.”
How to contribute
For those more associated with the church, the provincial office has a card in the name of Church of Uganda Archbishop Medical Emergency Fund with an account in Stanbic Bank.
There is another account for the general public at the Forest Mall branch of Centenary Bank registered as The Retired Arcbishop Mpalanyi Nkoyooyo Medical Emergency Fund”, account number 3201454702.
Mobile money subscribers can send their money to the Archbishop’s daughter, Margaret Nassiwa, on 0772120621.