Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked religious leaders in the Rwenzori region to spearhead campaigns against poverty by mobilising Christians to embrace government development projects.
Museveni believes that if religious leaders take on development leadership, it could improve lives of Christians as opposed to only preaching the gospel.
The president’s message was contained in a speech read by the State Minister for National Guidance, Godffrey Kabyanga during the official opening of Nyakasanga Grace Healing Centre in Nyakasanga, Kasese municipality on Sunday evening.
President Museveni said religious leaders should not only dwell on the spiritual being of their people but also mobilise the masses to take up different projects to enhance their incomes. He commended the religious institutions for fostering morals and urged them to continue the fight against corruption.
Museveni also asked religious, cultural and political leaders in the region to advocate for peace, unity and development of the population. He pledged continuous support to the religious institutions towards development.
Bishop John Ahebwa, asked politicians in the region to avoid selfish tendencies and instead embrace supporting institutions and individuals that are geared towards promoting development.
Museveni contributed more than 70 million shillings towards the construction of the church.