By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. President Yoweri Museveni has advised Christians to be exemplary in society by championing discipline and hard work.
“You should be exemplary in society by being disciplined and hardworking so that you are able to support yourselves financially and also to support the development of the church,” he said.
The President was addressing Christians during a fund-raising dinner organized by South Rwenzori Diocese last evening at Hotel Africana in Kampala for purposes of getting funds to complete St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamayiba, seat of South Rwenzori Diocese, in Western Uganda.
Mr. Museveni, who was chief guest, pledged Shs.200 million with cash payment of Shs.30 million towards the project. He also pledged a donation of a new vehicle to Diocesan Bishop Jackson Nzerebende to enable him move with ease to spread the word of God in the diocese. The project is estimated to cost Shs.571 million. Prior to last evening’s fundraising, Shs.290 million had already been raised in cash and pledges.
President Museveni told the congregation that the United States of America has become a first world country because of a group of Christians, known as Puritans, who emphasized discipline, hard work, no alcoholism and no extravagance. He, therefore, urged believers to follow the Biblical parable of talents to lay a foundation for success in life.
Church of Uganda Archbishop, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, thanked President Museveni for being an exemplary leader in Uganda and also expressed gratitude for his generous contributions towards the development of the Church of Uganda.
South Rwenzori Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Jackson Nzerebende, revealed that once the Cathedral is completed, it will not only be a place of prayer but also a tourist attraction in the region.