By Francis Emorut
MEMBERS of Parliament have been warned against witchcraft and corrupt tendencies.
â€œYou should not consult witchdoctors for success but instead seek help from God,â€ Dr. Fred Hartley, the president of the College of Prayer International, said.
â€œI know witchcraft is a big problem in Uganda but as MPs, you should be exemplary,â€ he said.
Hartley was speaking during a prayer meeting for parliamentarians at Fairway Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday.
The MPs underwent a two-day training on how to pray with impact.
â€œYou have to confront the enemy, Satan, using Godâ€™s authority,â€ Hartley told MPs.
The legislators were told to seek first the Kingdom of God before seeking earthly materials and forgive one another irrespective of their political affiliation.
Hartley explained to the MPs that the Kingdom of God involves righteousness, joy, peace and the Holy Spirit. He told the MPs that if they prayed in line with the Kingdom of God they would be able to cast out demons.
â€œTrue signs of wonders will follow if you pray in truth. The blind will see, the lame will walk and the deaf will hear,â€ he said.
During testimonies, Soroti Woman MP Alice Alaso (FDC) testified that Apostle Julius Oyet prophesied in 2000 at Lugogo stadium that she would win elections in 2001.
â€œIndeed, I won elections without spending money and I will continue doing so,â€ Alaso said.
MP Benson Obua (UPC) testified that he prayed for a pregnant woman who had spent three days in labour and was about to undergo caesarean section and she gave birth normally.
After the prayer meeting, eight MPs were selected to be in the servant leadership team for Parliament for three years.
They included Ruth Tuma, Alice Alaso, Beatrice Lagada, Moses Ntahobari, Capt. Grace Kyomugisha, Benson Obua, David Bahati and the East African legislative assembly MP, Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu.