The Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has said that there is a need for social justice among all Ugandans.
By Agnes Nantambi and Juliet Lukwago
WAKISO- The Archbishop of Kampala Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has said that there is a need for social justice among all Ugandans.
Leading a special mass in Wakiso district on Thurday, he said that social justice portrays prudent and better leadership.
“Others should not have an exemption treatment because we are all equal according to the Bible, " said the cleric.
His call follows a period of controversy when top government officials were implicated in Chogm scandal, which led to the imprisonment of the ex vice president Professor Gilbert Bukenya. A section of the public cried foul, citing bias and unfair prosecution of the accussed persons.
Lwanga reiterated on good leadership being founded on not only provision of social justice but also the ability to act as role models to the society.
“A good leader should have good skills, self-control and be transparent, polite and welcoming, even to those you don’t like," he said, adding that for one to maintain one's position of leadership, such principles must be adhered to.
Lwanga also blamed the government spies who give misleading information to the leaders with an intention of tarnishing people’s names and promote hatred.
“When you have spies stationed somewhere, do not take one side of the information they feed you on."
"First do research and find out the truth before you act," he advised.
Meanwhile the district chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika said the district (Wakiso) plans to build a strong working relationship with the religious leaders to ensure effective service delivery to the residents.
He said the district had failed to extend services to its residents due to poor mobilization but expressed optimism that it will be possible with improved cooeration.
Bwanika cited programmes like the NAADS which he said had failed due to politics.
“We want to take advantage of the church in Wakiso to mobilize people when they turn up for prayers” he said, concluding that it would help improve the NAADS programme.
Archbishop Lwanga calls for justice for all