PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has boosted the Namirembe Christian Women fellowship project, asking them to continue with the spirit of exchanging ideas and working together
By Norman Katende
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has boosted the Namirembe Christian Women fellowship project, asking them to continue with the spirit of exchanging ideas and working together to boost their earning.
In a message read on his behalf by security minister Mary Karooro Okurut, the President also donated sh10m towards the project that is overseeing the construction of a conference and seminar hall at Balintuma Road.
"Christian unity through fellowship goes beyond human relationships and this unique identity you have. Working together in an area of common concern can bear fruits. It is good training for building self-esteem, self-confidence and gaining knowledge," part of the president's speech read.
He encouraged the fellowship to continue with the spirit of oneness saying they needed one another to achieve all adding that an educated person does not only achieve literacy but improves on their job creation skills which the fellowship is working on.
Women worship at the function celebrating their patron saint Mary Magdalene. Photo by Norman Katende
"Let us work together to ensure that women rights are not violated” he added.
Namirembe Diocese Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira noted with the concern that the project had stalled advising the members to complete it by changing their attitude of waiting for people to help them and do it themselves.
"What testimony do we have from an uncompleted project? How will we be able to testify about God's goodness when we have failed to complete our own projects? Let us show God's testimony to the people by ensuring that all the projects we start are finished because we can do it. If the worldly can build houses alone, why can't the church do it," challenged Luwalira.
The women’s project had stalled for some time and had been forgotten by the church.
Museveni boosts Namirembe women''s project