Christians all over the country on Saturday night joined in prayers to mark the end of 2016 and welcome the New Year committing the country into God’s hands.
Led by Bishop David Kiganda from the Christ Focused Ministries at Nakivubo, this http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-constants.php the born- again Christians asked God to protect the country against any bad spells in the New Year.
“A lot of bad things have happened to our country in 2016 but we ask God to keep the country together as He did in the outgoing year because He is the only one to make things better.”
The Kisenyi based Christ Focused Ministries senior pastor said that problems like violence in Kasese, Muslim clerics’ killings, famine and other political divisions that rocked the country in the previous years ought to end and a new era begins.
Kiganda said everyone ought to preach love to one another in a bid to move the country forward, and that this way, peace and development shall thrive in the new year.
Speaking during the prayers at Nakivubo, chief guest and also the State Minister for Finance, Hon. David Bahati said there is a lot that the country has to rejoice at that was achieved in 2016.
“Our national team qualified for the African Nations Cup after 39 years. This should not be taken for granted but thank the Almighty for being good to us,” Bahati said.
The Finance minister also noted that the Shs1.5 trillion approved by cabinet to be used for infrastructure development in the Bunyoro oil region by 2020 is another achievement that the country should be happy with stressing that if the country starts oil production, fifty percent of its deficit will be reduced.
“This is a big achievement for us but we need to confront the New Year challenges with strength and confidence. We should work hard to reduce the 68.9 percent households that live in the subsistence economy,” Hon. Bahati urged.