Museveni Appeals to Church to Restore Morals, Integrity among People

President Museveni has appealed to the Church to rekindle the flames of evangelism in society so as to address the erosion of moral standards and integrity.

The flames of integrity, he said, are not burning vigorously today, as they did in the past.

Museveni made the remarks in his speech read by the Vice President Jessica Alupo, who represented him at the 29th Lango Diocesan Synod on Wednesday.

In his speech, Museveni gave a brief history of the Church of Uganda’s existence for last 145 years, noting that it had evangelized the Great lakes region, while offering holistic ministry in a non-discriminatory manner to members and non members.

“The evangelization movement did not stop only at spreading the word of God, it became an instrument of civilization,” Museveni said.

The President also applauded the existing partnership between the church and the State, saying it is very critical to Uganda’s journey to the middle income status.

“We have to work together to eradicate poverty, combat diseases, fight corruption and provide the country with a moral compass,” he said.

Health Minister, Dr. Ruth Aceng (in red dress) who also doubles as Woman MP for Lira district attended the Lango Diocesan Synod.

The President made reference to the soon to be launched Parish Development Model, as a “transformative intervention” that seeks to move 3.5 million households into the money economy and called for the Church support in realizing this.

The Diocesan synod, whose theme for this year was “in times like these” is held every two years and is composed of all Parish priests, Archdeaconry leaders, secondary school head teachers of church of Uganda foundation body schools, Bishops and other individuals nominated by the Bishop.

Vice President, Jessica Alupo interacting with Archbishop Kaziimba Mugalu at the 29th Lango Diocesan Synod on Wednesday.

The synod comprises eight (8) districts of Lango Diocese.

Among the nominees was Health Minister, Ruth Aceng who also doubles as Woman MP for Lira district.

The Diocesan Bishop, Alfred Olwa appealed to Government to help in several development initiatives such as the All Saints University in Lango, completion of the mission centre building-among others.

The President contributed 30million shillings towards the event.

 

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