AMDA BRIEFING - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2021:

News, updates, announcements and insight from AMDA

Greetings dear brethren!

May the peace of the Lord dwell in your hearts!

It's been quite some time since we last gave you updates on what is transpiring and I wish to take this opportunity on behalf of the AMDA ExCo and on my own behalf to update you on a few aspects;

1) THE PRESIDENTIAL PLEDGE OF UGX 100MILLION WAS FULLY PAID
You will recall that at one of our AMDA Masses at Kitante (animated by Kibona Parish), His Excel. the President of Uganda, General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, pledged UGX 100Million towards our AMDA Rubaga Project, of which up to UGX 30Million had been cleared earlier. I am glad to inform you that the balance of UGX 70,000,000 (Uganda Shillings Seventy Million only) was cleared by the Office of His Excellency the President on 29 January 2021. We extend our sincere thanks to him for this support towards our Project. Thank Kibona Parish too, for the mobilisation.

2. THE AMDA SACCO AGM IS AROUND THE CORNER - 13/3
What are you waiting for if you have not yet joined the AMDA SACCO?! The AMDA SACCO "Our SACCO" is growing from strength to strength and things just keep getting better and exciting. Tell a friend to tell a friend... to tell a friend! The SACCO already surpassed the UGX 1Billion Mark in asset base and it continues to be supportive to her members. It has demonstrated unprecedented resilience in these COVID Times when all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) kept getting better. The SACCO Leadership have organised the 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sat, March 13, 2021 at Makerere University Food Science and Technology Conference, starting at 9:00AM. There is no better time than this to arrange and enter the AMDA SACCO. For more information, please reach out immediately to the SACCO Leadership on the following contacts:

i) SACCO Manager (Bernadine Abangira): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0787809377, 0702442206 or

ii) SACCO Secretary General (CPA Gerald Nuwamanya): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0776/0702-279980

3. THE AMDA BEREAVEMENT FUND (ABF) CONTINUES TO THRIVE
We are reminded of the sad reality of death! Unfortunately, no one is immortal and thus it makes sense that we all prepare for the death, should it strike. As per Matthew 24:36, no one knows the day or hour... dear brethren. So we need to stay prepared. The ABF continues to be one of the AMDA's 'to watch' projects and is steadily growing in both the membership and fund base. As of today, the Fund boasts of close to 400 members and close to UGX half a billion fund base. Through the regular contributions of only UGX 20,000 each member each month, the ABF has demonstrated that number do matter and that together we can do so much more.

Members, because of our numbers (as AMDA members) it is increasingly becoming difficult to support a family that has lost an AMDA member or an AMDA member's relation when such a member is not in the AMDA Bereavement Fund. Conversely, it has become so easy to support those in ABF by leveraging on the numbers. This is one organisation that all of us must join as soon as possible (Read again Mat 24:36).

In case of need for more information and support, please contact the ABF Chairman, Mr Robert Ndyanabo on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0789893730, 0752408141.

Remember, all those who have known about the ABF but have declined to join, subject to only a few exceptions, you are already accumulating arrears that you will be required to pay should you later decide to join. This is as per the current Constitution of the ABF. So dear brethren, the faster you take a decision the easier for you.

4. OUR AMDA MASSES AT KITANTE ARE STILL ON HOLD
Regrettably, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are still hesitant to resume our Monthly Masses at Kitante. We are still doing background consultations to see how best to deal with this dilema and we ask for your patience as we together manage this situation.

In the meantime, all members are kindly urged to attend Masses at their Local churches and ensure you observe Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the strictest way possible as the COVID monster is still at large among us and it kills!

5. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MEMBERS THAT CONTESTED FOR POLITICAL OFFICES
Last but not least, we extend our hearty congratulations to our dear members who contested for different political offices in the just concluded elections; both those that won and those that did not go through.

Those that won, go and represent us well, while upholding the values of Our Mother Catholic Church by demonstrating exemplary leadership that this country is yearning to have at all levels. Those who did not go through, do not lose courage, we are sure the experience you gained can not be overlooked and by the bold decision you took, to stand, this was victory already that can not downplayed.
We continue to pray for all our leaders and our the country at large for peace and harmony especially in these uncertain times of the Covid pandemic. We invoke the Holy Spirit to continue lighting the way for them to always take decisions that are in the best interest of the wider population, as opposed to themselves as individuals.

I wish you all God's blessings in any endeavours that you may be pursuing; may they be to the Glory of the Most High.

Yours Faithfully,

Dennis Ahimbisibwe
SECRETARY GENERAL