Bishop urges Ugandans, safety businesses, denounce violence, Paul Ssemogerere
LUWEERO- A bit of Church leaders in Higher Luweero have urged the trustworthy to denounce acts that undermine the nation’s stability and pray for a peaceable post-election interval.
Whereas a piece of the aggrieved events within the not too long ago concluded Normal Election have sought redress in courts of regulation, Kasana-Luweero Diocese Bishop Paul Ssemogerere believes that denouncing acts of violence will enhance improvement in Uganda.
“We have now seen a number of leaders that misplaced the election congratulate their opponents and rally the inhabitants to assist the brand new leaders, however many have run to courtroom for redress. We not too long ago noticed the safety led by the UPDF take a daring transfer to apologise for his or her operational errors when the troopers beat up journalists,” he stated.
“Such a superb gesture should be the best way to go for all political gamers. Christians have the responsibility to champion peace initiatives. It isn’t irregular to concede defeat in an election,” Bishop Ssemogerere added.
He was talking throughout celebrations to mark the twenty fourth Kasana-Luweero Diocese anniversary on Sunday.
Recommendation to aggrieved households
The bishop suggested family members of people that went lacking earlier than and through elections to hunt justice by way of the courts of regulation since their whereabouts are actually identified.
In keeping with authorities, majority of the lacking individuals are being held by varied safety businesses, together with the elite Particular Forces Command (SFC), which guards President Museveni.
Mr Boniface Ssentongo, the top of the laity within the diocese, requested Christians to proceed observing Covid-19 tips for the reason that pandemic continues to be posing a giant menace to the nation.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has not solely killed our family members however affected regular programmes. No person is joyful when our youngsters are out of faculty whereas a number of of the companies which can be presupposed to be a supply of household livelihood are collapsing,” Mr Ssentongo instructed the congregation, including: “It’s our responsibility as Christians to guard the lives of the members our respective households and be certain that our neighbours are additionally secure.”
Minister speaks out
Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo, the State minister for Increased Training and outgoing Member of Parliament for Bamunanika County, had earlier instructed Christians that politics mustn’t override improvement initiatives.
“The folks of Bamunanika made their selection by electing leaders that they consider ought to take them by way of the subsequent 5 years. Our responsibility now’s to assist the brand new leaders. We must always not waste the time politicking on the expense of improvement programmes,” the minister stated.
Subsequent 12 months, Kasana Luweero Diocese will probably be marking its silver jubilee. Bishop Ssemogerere on Sunday launched the grand fundraising drive for the silver jubilee celebrations.
The diocese was based in 1997 with present Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga because the pioneer bishop.