All Africa report: JINJA Catholic Diocese is to construct a major seminary to train priests, Bishop Martin Wamika, has said.
"Over the years, youth wishing to join priesthood have been studying at Katigondo and Alokolum seminaries. The new structure will benefit our sons," he said.
Wamika was speaking at the ordination of four deacons and a priest at St. Mukasa Balikuddembe Namwendwa Parish in Kamuli district on Saturday.
Wamika decried the shortage of priests, saying out of every 100,000 seminarians, only 10% are ordained priests. He said Jinja College would start admitting students wishing to join the seminary as construction continues.