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Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, has known as on the management of the Catholic Church in Uganda to hitch authorities in its effort to enhance wealth creation on the family degree.

Tayebwa mentioned this was a positive approach for the African church and society to protect its values and defend itself from exterior pressures.

“We will now not depend on international help, if we do they’ll say begin preaching homosexuality. They [donors] already minimize off funding from the Uganda Joint Christian Council which was supporting HIV/AIDS programmes; they even withdrew the autos,” mentioned Tayebwa, including “The church should be self-reliant.” 

Tayebwa was chief visitor on the Memorial Lecture organised in honor of the Late Archbishop Joseph Kiwanuka, held at Resort Africana on Thursday, 07 March 2024. The lecture was organized by Lubaga Cathedral Basis, led by Kampala Archbishop, Paul Ssemwogerere.

“Now we’ve got many forces towards the church. Yearly I attend a convention in Rome, you observe forces towards the Christian values that you just even concern to confront them, as a result of they have an effect on our financial system,” he mentioned.

He famous that whereas authorities commends the church for its important contribution in offering training and healthcare, now could be the time for it to embrace wealth creation.

“What you’ve got within the pocket is necessary for private liberation. As Cupboard we’re specializing in wealth creation, we want you a lot on the journey of wealth creation for our folks,” Tayebwa mentioned.

Kiwanuka was Archbishop on the delivery of Christianity in Africa between 1899 and1940. He was the primary black Papal consultant from Africa, and the primary black member of the African Missionary Society (the White Fathers), credited for having evangelised probably the most a part of the African continent.

The Deputy Speaker, recommended the initiative to recollect historic leaders, saying it was an undisputable approach of passing on data to the younger technology. 

He pledged to help the church in acquiring land in Mawokota County, Mpigi district the place the church plans to assemble the Archbishop Kiwanuka middle for promotion of religious and livelihood associated initiatives.

Based on church leaders and historians, this was the main target of Kiwanuka, who can be credited for having distinguished himself in implementing training, whereas he served in Masaka Diocese.

“In his reign because the Archbishop for Masaka, 30 p.c of Makerere College graduates had been from Masaka. The previous Chief Justice, Benedict Kiwanuka and the primary Financial institution of Uganda Governor Joseph Mubiru had been his first students,” mentioned Hon. Fred Omach, the previous Minister of State for Finance. 

Omach hailed the late prelate for having actually compelled each family in Masaka to rear cattle, domesticate espresso and bananas and for initiating cooperatives.

“He made positive that each household had a cow for milk manufacturing [and] you’ll promote it when it was previous or sick. Households had espresso and banana plantations, such that Masaka was initially the principle provider of these merchandise,” mentioned Omach.

He famous that the prelate championed formation of native cooperatives such because the Mengo Leaders Cooperative and Bwavu Mpologoma Cooperative, as a part of his marketing campaign on self-reliance.

Archbishop Ssemwogerere recommended the late Kiwanuka for upholding Christian values and his resolute spirit in chatting with these in energy.

“One in every of his best achievements was his agency resolute in dispelling doubts among the many missionary society, that Africans can lead their church buildings. He demonstrated the greatness of the younger church to supervise the indigenous apostolate,” mentioned Ssemwogerere. 

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.


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