Help Save Government’s Image – Minister Appeals To Church Leaders

David Bahati, cialis 40mg the State Minister of Planning has said that corruption, the main challenge that is affecting the country can only be addressed when religious leaders actively join in the fight.

The minister yesterday highlighted the need for the church to come out and condemn this vice and expose its effects in public.

The minister noted with concern that corruption in Uganda remains a major challenge, noting that at least Shs. 30 Billion meant for pensioners goes unaccounted for each year.

Bahati was on Sunday speaking at the end a three day Anglican Bishops retreat from western Uganda held at St. Peters Cathedral Rugarama in Kabale municipality.

The retreat was attended by all current bishops, retired bishops and their wives from the 13 dioceses of the Church of Uganda from western Uganda.

The western Anglican Bishops were retreating last week in Kabale

The western Anglican Bishops were retreating last week in Kabale

The minister called on the church leaders to put the interests of the nation first, as the only way of reviving the hope of Ugandans in their government. Most of the citizens the minister said “are currently disappointed in what is going on.”

Meanwhile, minister Bahati thanked the church for its efforts so far in supplementing government in the education and health sectors. He noted for instance that if it wasn’t for the church, he himself would have gone to school, having lost his parents as a child.

At the event, Rt. Rev. Patrick Tugumetusingwire the Bishop  of North Kigezi   who was the main preacher castigated leaders that have turned politics into avenues of dividing the people along religions, tribal and racial lines.

Bishop George Bagamuhunda of the Diocese of Kigezi was elected at the new chairperson of the Western Uganda Bishops Fellowship, replacing Bishop Jackson Nzerebende Thembo of South Rwenzori Diocese in Kasese district.


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