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Catholic bishops ban 'kaveera' at Namugongo Martyrs shrine

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 11th May 2019 10:46 AM

The initiative dubbed 'Free Uganda Martyrs' Shrine Namugongo of kaveera’ is intended to boost the Church's commitment to the conservation of the environment.

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The Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Dr Joseph Antony Zziwa (right) speaking to the press as the Next media services' Joe Kigozi(left) and Msgr John Baptist Kauta look on. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

The initiative dubbed 'Free Uganda Martyrs' Shrine Namugongo of kaveera’ is intended to boost the Church's commitment to the conservation of the environment.

 

ENVIRONMENT|RELIGION

KAMPALA - Starting this year, June 3, the Catholic Church will not allow polyethylene bags in and around the premises of Namugongo Martyrs Shrine.

According to the Chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, the initiative dubbed 'Free Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo of kaveera’ is intended to boost the Church's commitment to the conservation of the environment. 

The Church is spearheading the campaign in partnership with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), VIVO Energy, and next Media Services.

Bishop Zziwa launched the campaign during a press-conference at Uganda Catholic Secretariat, Nsambya on Friday (May 10).

The function was graced by the Executive Director of NEMA, Dr. Tom Okurut, the head of Legal at Vivo Energy Stephen Chomi, the Chief Strategy Officer of Next Media Services, Joseph Kigozi and the Secretary General of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, Msgr John Baptist Kauta.

 eft to righ tephen homi oseph igozi sgr ohn aptist auta ishop oseph ntony ziwa and r om kurut displaying samples of reusable cloth bags that the atholic bishops want the pilgrims to carry to amugongo atholic artyrs hrine as an alternative to aveera Left to right: Stephen Chomi, Joseph Kigozi, Msgr John Baptist Kauta, Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa and Dr Tom Okurut displaying samples of re-usable cloth bags that the Catholic bishops want the pilgrims to carry to Namugongo Catholic Martyrs Shrine as an alternative to Kaveera

 

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