Clergy,Museveni Set For Crisis Meeting


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This was revealed by the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, his eminence Stanly Ntagali while presiding over the golden jubilee of the Uganda Joint Christian Council Celebrations.

Speaking at the event on Friday at Pope Paul Memorial hotel, Ntagali said: “We look forward to discuss with President Museveni about these issues and let him know that the church has a contribution to nation building through raising issues that affect the development of the country.”

Among the core issues to be raised he said, is the continued tendency by the State to trump on peoples freedom of expression, citing the recent closure by security organs of two radio stations and two news papers.

“It is imperative to note that freedom of the media ought to be guaranteed by the state. Such arbitrary actions should be avoided,” he said.

Ntagali added: “We are also concerned with the urgent need for government to allow Ugandans who do not subscribe to the ruling party a chance to freely exercise their right of expression, and the public order and management bill in its current form is promoting the exact opposite – eroding freedom of demonstration which is enshrined in our constitution.”

Earlier on during their Annual General Meeting, top members of the UJCC met with Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi and pointed out most of these concerns to him including a call for government to start teaching the national constitution in institutions as well as translating it in all local dialects as provided for in article 4 of the Constitution.

“This would enhance people’s civic awareness but also empower them to make positive contributions toward the fight for their human rights,” he said.

The clerics also intend to articulate to the president of their concern over the rising levels of corruption which is becoming a lethal threat to democratic governance to the extent of causing suspension of donor funding to the country.

We will engage him on various matters pertaining the fight against corruption and the issue concerning the appointment of a second deputy inspector general of government.”

Founded in 1963, UJCC is an ecumenical organization that brings together believers from the catholic religion, Anglicans and orthodox with a common value of fostering unity among Christian churches in Uganda.


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