Rulenge-Ngara Diocese

Welcome to the website of the Rulenge-Ngara Diocese

Father Sixmund Nyabenda an volunteer Justus MünchThanks to the designer of the website, Marcus Herz, who created this in coorperation with the in Munich located organization BDKJ and the Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara over the German "Weltwärts" program. For the website the under free GNU GPL license software drupal is used.
Now the german volunteer Justus Münch and Father Sixmund Nyabenda welcome everyone to the website of the Rulenge-Ngara Diocese in the Kagera region in western Tanzania. The diocese is located in the great lake region of Lake Victoria. On the western side is Burundi and Rwanda. 

Development Department

Introduction

The department is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and supporting all the social and economic development programs in the diocese. The main functions of this department include provision of technical mentoring and facilitation of planning processes, monitoring and evaluation interventions.

The coordination processes are supposed to function within the context of the Christian mission of evangelization that emphasizes the enhancing of well being of mankind in a holistic approach. That is to say, evangelization within the diocese is closely related to the day-to-day social, cultural, and economic environments.
This challenges the office to ensure that socio economic activities are integrated with pastoral services in the light of the Mission and Vision of Rulenge-Ngara Diocese.
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Five Year Plan

Preface

This is a key document for the future of the diocese of Rulenge-Ngara and its people in the next five years.
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Spiritual Development

Rationale for Church’s Involvement in Development Word

This section seeks to explain the reasons why the church involves herself in development work along with pastoral activities and services.

Development in a Christian Context

Man has the responsibility to take care of God’s creation. Man has the authority and mission to fulfill this responsibility.  (Genesis 1:26-28 and Luke 4:18-23). Therefore, the development of people has the Church’s close attention particularly the development of those who are striving to escape from hunger, diseases, misery and ignorance.  Also those who are looking for wider share in the benefits of civilization and more active improvement of their human qualities.

Social and Economic Development

The main goal and objectives of Rudido

The main goal of Rudido

To contribute to the improvement of the spiritual, social and economic welfare of the people in Rulenge-Ngara Diocese through strengthened coordination and support system to social service delivery.

Specific objectives of Rudido

Rudido in collaboration with programme staff will facilitate and ensure the following:

Development Policy

Profile of Rulenge-Ngara Diocese Development Office

Rulenge-Ngara Diocesan Development Office (Rudido) is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and supporting all the social and economic development programs in the diocese. The main functions of this office include provision of technical mentoring and facilitation of planning processes, monitoring and evaluation interventions. The creation of this office came up as a result of the need to enhance the impact of community development initiatives at various levels and in particular at the beneficiary level.

The initial coverage of Rudido activities will be all the area under Rulenge-Ngara Diocese which covers three ecclesiastical deaneries namely, Chato, Ngara and Biharamulo. The majority (on average 90%) of the population in this area live in the rural areas where the conditions of living are generally poor. 

Agriculture and Environment (Chema)

Introduction

CHEMA is one among the 6 development programmes and its main focus is Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Agriculture to enable the community of Rulenge-Ngara Diocese in 80 selected villages to manage their own natural resources towards increased productivity social – economically and in a sustainable way.

History of the Diocese

History of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara is  located in the Ecclesiastical Province of Mwanza in Tanzania. Formerly, Rulenge-Ngara Diocese was a part of Rulenge Diocese that was originally a part of Bukoba Diocese. The Diocese of Bukoba  was first established as an Apostolic Vicariate of Bukoba from the Diocese of Tabora in Tanganyika and an Apostolic Vicariate of Uganda in Uganda on April 8, 1929. It was raised to the status of a Diocese on December 13, 1951 and the part of Bukoba Diocese that would later form a major part of Rulenge Diocese was renamed as Lower Kagera (Rutabo Diocese) under the late Bishop Alfred Lanctot, M.Afr. 

Other

Departments

  • Finance
  • Pastoral Department

Sub-Sectors

  • Solar Energy (Renewable energy)
  • Microfinance
  • Rural Housing

Cross-Cutting Issues

  1. HIV/AIDS
  2. Gender
  3. Environment
  4. Sustainability
  5. Human Resource Development and Management

Justice and Peace

Introduction

The Justice and Peace programme is an attempt to address, in a more focused manner but with integrated interventions some sensitive and fundamental issues that suffocate comprehensive salvation of people

The programme identifies major development challenges within the context of justice and peace spheres in view of addressing other development phenomena beyond the conventional ones. These new development fields have subsequently led to the definition of programme areas of focus that automatically resulted in seven specific projects under justice and peace programme namely:

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