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Pro-Mbabazi Bishop Warns of Tough Times Ahead

Bishop Reuben Kisembo Amooti of Rwenzori diocese says Uganda is set for tough times

Hardly a year as Ugandans prepare for the 2016 general elections, viagra 100mg this http://danceexchange.org/wp-content/plugins/exploit-scanner/hashes-3.0.6.php the Bishop of Rwenzori Diocese Rt. Rev. Bishop Reuben Kisembo Amooti  has banned all fundraising functions in all the Anglican churches in his diocese.

Bishop Kisembo who describes the 2016 general elections in Uganda as “very tough”, http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/locales.php ordered all Reverends and Lay Leaders not to organize any fundraising in the year 2015-2016.

He said, “Such fundraising functions will promote divisionism among our Christians. Our people may be misled by some candidates who inject in millions of money to bribe the electorate during these fundraisings.”

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This, according to the bishop, “gives the opportunity to the wealthy but incapable candidates to win the elections leaving out the capable, committed and service delivery oriented candidates with little money.”

The tough speaking bishop said, “I strongly warn my flock against accepting bribes. I ask you to shun the self-seeking candidates who move house to house giving electorate cash in order to vote them. We are facing tough times ahead.”

He instead advised Ugandans to have focus and elect capable leaders capable of lobbying funds to provide and improve on services such as clean water, electricity, good roads and hospitals among others.

“Unless Ugandans style up and elect visionary and hardworking leaders who spearhead development, the country’ prosperity is going nowhere,” charged the man of God.

The Bishop was preaching to Christians at St Andrews Ihaani C.O.U in East Division, Fort Portal Municipality on Sunday.

The Bishop’s statements came at a time when NRM leaders were moving around Rwenzori region mobilising support for Museveni’s sole candidature in the 2016 elections.

The remarks are likely to galvanise support against plans to endorse Museveni as the flag-bearer of the NRM party.

Kisembo recently made eyebrow-raising remarks at the installation of Rubona archdeacon, Enock Rwakibaale in Kabarole.

He said “every person has a right to contest for any political post in the country, “giving an example of top NRM leaders who were fighting former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi over his alleged presidential bid.

“Every person has a right to contest for any political position whether he is rich or poor. I don’t see the reason for harassing such people like Mbabazi. A rich person may come and offer millions to the church but fails to work and the poor who gives shs20,000 becomes a good leader and influential in the community,” said Kisembo.

“Amama Mbabazi has a right to contest for presidency come 2016 if he has picked interest,” Kisembo added.

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