VICE PRESIDENT Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has condemned the destruction that has been done to the environment in the country,
PIC: Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi (extreme right) attended an open-air holy mass in Nsambya. (Credit: Juliet Lukwago)
KAMPALA - Uganda's vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has condemned the destruction that has been done to the environment in the country.
He said that the deplorable action by unscrupulous people has resulted into the severe drought that has hit many parts of the country.
Decrying the prolonged dry spell that has been experienced in Masaka and Rakai districts, Ssekandi called upon the people of those areas and other parts of the country to stop the destruction of forests for the common good of Uganda.
The VP was speaking during an open-air holy mass held periodically for purposes of bringing together Catholics that hail from the ecclesiastical diocese of Masaka working and residing in Kampala that was at Bishop Ddungu memorial gardens in Nsambya.
The mass was led by Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa.
Bishop of Masaka Diocese John Baptist Kaggwa, VP Ssekandi and other dignities pose for a group photo at Bishop Ddungu gardens in Nsambya. (Credit: Juliet Lukwago)
Ssekandi warned that Uganda would face a more disastrous situation if environmental degradation by humans is not stopped immediately.
Ssekandi, who hails from Kkindu parish, one of the more than 50 Ecclesiastical parishes that form Masaka Diocese and which hosted the other parishes on Sunday, hailed Bishop Kaggwa for his wonderful initiatives in encouraging and supporting the people of Masaka - not only in their spiritual growth, but also in the enhancement of their economic development.
He encouraged the people of Masaka to cooperate in all aspects of life and always stay together.
Earlier, Bishop Kaggwa had decried the rampant senseless murders that have hit the country in the recent past, which have claimed lives of Ugandans including AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi together with his bodyguard and driver.
In his summon, the prelate said that such evil acts must be condemned in the strongest terms possible by every peace-loving Ugandan.
The holy mass is also aimed at developing Bishop Ddungu's memorial gardens so that it could also host bigger events such as wedding ceremonies and other events.
Calling upon the people of Masaka to work and stay together for the common good of everyone, the prelate also congratulated Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II upon his 62nd birthday and wished him good health at the helm of Buganda Kingdom.
Fr Timothy Ssemwogerere, the chaplain of members of Bishop Ddungu Gardens, who is also the National Pastoral Coordinator, vowed that as they are ready to enforce Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga's call to put Buganda back on top, Masaka would be the leader of the crusade.