Bishop Ojwang`s Health Condition Worsens

The former Kitgum Bishop Rt. Rev Benjamin Ojwang health condition is worsening 

Benjamin Ojwang, the retired Bishop of Kitgum Diocese is again battling for his life at Gulu Main Hospital barely a month after his discharge.

The 67-year old Bishop was readmitted at the Private Wing at Gulu Main Hospital three weeks ago.

He is reportedly battling diabetes, high blood pressure, high fever and persistent a dry cough.

His wife, Margaret Ojwang said from her husband`s hospital beside on Wednesday that doctors has also diagnosed her husband with a kidney problem and are investigating the persistent dry cough which has lasted a month.

Mrs Ojwang said her husband has for the last three weeks lost his sense of recognition and has not spoken to anyone.

The former Bishop is currently being fed through a tube and is on blood transfusion.

Doctors in Gulu have advised the family to transfer Bishop Ojwang to Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala for specialised treatment however the wife says the family cannot foot the cost in Kampala and have decided to keep him in Gulu

The Bishop weekly requires at least 400,000 shillings for treatment excluding other expenses. Margaret says they are depending on donations from well-wishers, Christians and have equally informed church of Uganda.

Bishop Ojwang was recovering from a stroke he suffered in September last year that affected his movement and speech. The ailment has also left him unable to recognize people.

His wife says her husband`s health has been deteriorating since his forceful retirement from office and failure by Kitgum Diocese to clear his retirement package.

Ojwang served as the second Bishop of Kitgum Diocese in 2002 after replacing McLeod Baker Ochola.

He retired at 65 years after bickering with parishioners and clergies over his leadership conduct. He later sued Church of Uganda and the Archbishop, the Most Rev Stanley Ntagali over unfair removal from office. This left Kitgum Diocese without a Bishop for two years.

He handed over office in 2017 after court asked him to settle for an out of court negotiation culminating into the enthronement of Rev Wilson Kitara, the incumbent Bishop.