Source: allafrica.com ( Dennis Edema)

Iganga — President Museveni has asked the Church to work closely with the government and other relevant partners in promoting government projects that are aimed at boosting household incomes.

The president said government is committed to improving household income through agriculture, particularly through Operation Wealth Creation programme and called on religious leaders to preach the same economic empowerment gospel during church services.

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In his speech read for him by the Speaker, Ms Rebecca Kadaga during the consecration of the first Central Busoga Diocese Bishop, Patrick Wakula in Iganga on Sunday, Mr Museveni also said the church should use its position to change what he called ‘the errant behaviour of the youth in society.’

“Our youths must be willing to work. I call upon the church to carry on with its vigilant campaign in shaping the youth’s morals,” he said.

The President donated a new car to Bishop Wakula to assist him in carrying out his pastoral duty with ease.

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali who was the main celebrant during the function, appreciated government for its continuous support in supporting the church institution and leadership in the country.

He, however, challenged politicians to stop politicising the problems and needs of their people.

“I wish to call upon the political leaders to think objectively and give credit where it is due. Fellow leaders, let us address the needs , which affect our people as you are all aware poverty, ignorance and diseases know no party. Good leaders must be in position to find ways of addressing such challenges” he said.

Bishop Wakula pledged commitment to work with the church leadership and serve all people.

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Projects. The President said government is committed to improving household income through agriculture, particularly through Operation Wealth Creation programme and called on religious leaders to preach the same economic empowerment gospel during church services.

Different view. Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali challenged politicians to stop politicising the problems and needs of their people.

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