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Publish Date: Dec 19, 2009
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By Taddeo Bwambale

THE Uganda Joint Christian Council will embark on voter education to help citizens choose good leaders, the Church of Uganda Archbishop, Henry Luke Orombi, has said.

“Citizens must understand that their ballots determine the destiny of the country. Ugandans must not trade their ballots for money or cheap presents,” he said, while addressing a press conference on Thursday to deliver his Christmas message, at Namirembe provincial offices.

“I am calling out to Ugandans to know that the direction they want depends on their votes,” he said and urged Ugandans not to vote for candidates who bribe them with petty gifts.

Orombi said the Uganda Joint Christian Council, which consists of the Church of Uganda, the Roman Catholic Church and the Uganda Orthodox Church, would sensitise citizens on how to choose good leaders.

He urged the public to vote for morally upright and progressive leaders, to promote peace and prosperity of the country.

Orombi also said the Uganda Joint Christian Council was preparing a statement on the proposed anti homosexuality law.

He appealed to married couples to stay faithful during the festive season and avoid getting infected by HIV/AIDS.

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