Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya
In 2012, The Rt. Rev. Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya became the first female bishop of Swaziland and the in the 12 Anglican provinces in Africa.
When elected, Wamukoya was chaplain at the University of Swaziland. With a Master’s degree in Town and Regional Planning, Revd Wamukoya was a Town Clerk of Manzini Municipal Council, having previously served as the City Planner.
Bishop Wumukoya is very passionate about Youth Ministry, the Environment and Evangelism. She is the liaison bishop for the environment in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and a chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network.
In relation to the environment, bishop Wamukoya has been involved in getting the church to work with the Swaziland Environmental Authority (SEA) in ensuring that the environmental laws are implemented and ensuring that environmental Impact Assessments are undertaken for all Diocesan projects. Waste management and alien invasive species are two of the key environmental challenges in the country. Wamukoya has ensured that the church plays a leading role making sure all church premises are litter free and engage in national programmes towards combating invasive species takeover. The Diocese under her leadership has received recognition from the government as the most environmentally sensitive faith-based organization.