Equity Bank officials handing over cheque to Church of Uganda clergy.

Equity Bank Uganda, has donated Shs 20 million to the Church of Uganda to facilitate the organization of Martyrs Day celebrations slated for Monday.

The cheque was handed over by the head of Operations Kenneth Onyango and Marketing Manager Phillip Otim to Rt. Rev. Bishop Stephen Kazimba Mugalu of Mityana Diocese, the Chairperson Namugongo Church of Uganda Organizing Committee, and his deputy Gaster Lule Ntake.

Remarking at church house in Kampala, the bishop lauded Equity bank for the generosity extended to the Church of Uganda year in and year out, “We pray that our friendship and partnerships continue to blossom.”

Kenneth Onyango said the Bank is proud to be part of the Martyrs’ Day celebrations. “That is why we made a commitment to offer Shs 20 million,” he said.

“Participating in the activities is in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility and shows that we recognize reasons and love to why martyrs died. We are grateful for your business support over the years,” he said.

The celebrations will be led by the five dioceses of Luwero, Mukono, West Buganda, Central Buganda and Mityana.

The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between January 31, 1885 and 27 January 27, 1887.

They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.