Benson trained as a geography teacher. He was ordained into the Church of Uganda and is one of senior clergy in South Rwenzori Diocese.

Benson has been the Executive Director of Kagando Rural Development Centre since 2002, and was awarded PhD in 2016 having researched management and sustainability of clean water supplies in rural Uganda.

Benson’s special interests are: community projects, preaching and teaching, encouraging ‘whole person’ development in young people.