Ssekandi arrives for function

The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has called upon leaders especially in the local governments to support religious organisations saying they contribute to the stable socio–economic wellbeing of the people they serve.

He was yesterday speaking at the fundraising drive for St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Nabweyi Sub county in Namutumba District told those who attended the event that Government appreciates the church contribution to the development of the country adding that the church has been a strong ally in complementing Government efforts towards service delivery.

Ssekandi who contributed five million shillings towards the construction, pledged more support to the project and urged the clergy to mobilise followers into activities that will improve household incomes which in turn, he said, will also support church activities.

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He also urged Christians to be exemplary and the salt of the world as taught in the holy scriptures and also urged the community to support religious works and projects saying they are best suited to sustain such projects for the benefit of their own areas.

He said that the church and other religious entities have had remarkable and effective contribution to the development of the country in the provision of social services and pledged Government commitment in providing infrastructure and maintenance of peace, tenets he said are key in the transformation of the country.

He called upon the church and leaders at all levels to make use of available Government programmes to mobilise their communities into income generating activities and ensure that household expenditure is less than the average household earning.

The function organised by the State Minister for Lands and MP for Bukono County,  Persis Namuganza was attended by local leaders and the religious leaders from the various denominations.