Over 700 Foot Pilgrims Prepare for Namugongo Trek in Uganda

Over 700 Foot Pilgrims Prepare for Namugongo Trek in Uganda


  • Over 700 foot pilgrims will assemble at Namurwotho Chapel in Nebbi district before setting off on the Namugongo trek. They’ll be flagged off at Kamudini Junction by Archbishop-elect Raphael Okorach. Supported by companies like MTN Uganda, they’ll walk 272 kilometers to Namugongo shrine for the June 3rd celebrations.

More than 700 foot pilgrims are anticipated to gather at Namurwotho Chapel in Nebbi district, preparing to embark on the Namugongo trek. Sam Okaba, the chairperson of the national foot pilgrims committee, revealed that tomorrow they will be transported to Kamudini Junction, where Archbishop-elect Raphael Okorach from Gulu Archdiocese will officiate their send-off.

Okaba stated that the pilgrims’ initial destination will be Bweyale along the Kampala-Gulu Highway. He also mentioned the generous support received from various corporate entities, including MTN Uganda, which provided reflector jackets and refreshments. Commencing their journey from Kamudini, the foot pilgrims representing Nebbi Diocese, under the guidance of this year’s Martyrs’ Day celebrations animator, will trek to Namugongo shrine in Wakiso District. This pilgrimage spans approximately 272 kilometers, culminating in the annual celebrations scheduled for June 3rd.

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