KOBOKO. In a match up to the commemoration of the centenary of the Anglican Church in West Nile, the Archdeaconry of Koboko has lined up activities to mark the day.

Among them, two mass weddings which have been presided over by the bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese Rt Rev Charles Collins Andaku and tree planting campaign which has seen the archdeaconry plant more than 1million trees and still counting.

Others have been the spearheading of a cleanup exercise of the town. In a recent exercise, the acting Archdeacon of Koboko Archdeaconry, Rev Canon James Alige Wani noted that cleaning the town and Koboko general hospital is to remember what Frank Gardner did during his missionary movements in West Nile where he decided to first treat his family members before continuing his journey to Democratic Republic of Congo.

"History tells us that when the whites came with the gospel to West Nile, some of the family members of Frank Gardner,(one of the missionaries) fell sick as they were heading to DRC which made Gardner to first decide treating them in Uganda before taking off for DRC" Rev Canon Wani explained.

The clergyman who encouraged Christians to embrace centenary day urged people to take issue of planning trees as part of their life.

"Let us take matters of tree planting into high consideration because if we don't do it now, our future will be doomed, a reason why we also use the pulpit to preach the gospel of planting trees among the people" he said.

The day is set to be celebrated on 24th of June 2018 in Ezuku, Vurra and in Mvara at the Cathedral.