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Museveni asks church leaders to lead fight against poverty

By Egessa Hajusu

Added 7th September 2019 10:17 PM

In his message, he asked church leaders to mobilise people to embrace government development programmes like operation wealth creation.

Museveni asks church leaders to lead fight against poverty

In his message, he asked church leaders to mobilise people to embrace government development programmes like operation wealth creation.

LUSAMIA BIBLE

BUSIA - President Yoweri Museveni has asked church leaders in the Eastern region to mobilise their congregations in the fight against poverty which he noted is rampant in the area.

He said this in a brief message read for him by Julius Maganda the state minister for the East African community.

In his message, he asked church leaders to mobilise people to embrace government development programmes like operation wealth creation. 

The president who was the chief guest at the launching of the Lusamia- Lugwe Bible didn't turn up due to his busy schedule.

The function was held at Bishop Hannington College in Syamalede, in Lumino in Busia district.

The president commended retired principal judge James Ogoola who is also the chairperson elder's council for his vision of working tirelessly to ensure that the Bible is translated in Lusamia- Lugwe.

Museveni contributed sh10m towards the cost of printing the Bible and also promised to meet area church leaders soon.

The colourful function comprising Anglicans, Catholics, Orthodox and Pentecostal from Uganda and Kenya was graced by the leaders from Bible societies of Uganda and Kenya, prelates and politicians from both countries.

Ogoola said the Basamia Bagwe can now read the Bible in their own language, although foreign languages have served the Basamia Bagwe for 150 years.

His Eminence, Archbishop Yonah Lwanga of Orthodox church called upon Ugandans to love one another while serving God and condemned the wave of current murders of people in the country. 

" It's good that you now have a bible with a common language, together read it, meditate upon it and share it," he said.

His Grace Dr. Emmanuel Oboo the Archbishop Tororo diocese, appealed to Christians to read the bible as a source of justice and reconciliation in their homes. 

Bishop Alfred Olwa of Lango diocese asked Christians to make use of the new Bible in order to solve the challenges they face in their communities.

 

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