By Isaac Mugera –
President Yoweri Museveni has called upon church leaders to be at the fore front of nurturing families to guard them against the current global moral decadence.
The President’s remarks were carried in a message delivered by the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, at the consecration of the new Church of Uganda Bishop for Kitgum Diocese, Bp. Wilson Kitara.
Bishop Wilson Kitara was consecrated and enthroned on Sunday 25th November 2018, by the Most Rev. Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Bp. Stanley Ntagali, at the Kitgum Church School grounds.
In his remarks, President Museveni said that the only way we can preserve the nation from infiltration by the current global moral decadence is to have the church nurture people to value the family and raise up children as good future citizens.
The function was attended by several government dignitaries including the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanya, the State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, and the Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owinyi Dollo, among others.
Minister Okello Oryem re-echoed the President’s remarks on moral decadence asking the church leaders to strongly say ‘No’ to the global homosexual attacks on the church. He said that the Church of Uganda cannot follow the current global trends of embracing homosexuality practices in the church and community at large.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali assured the country that under his leadership, the Church of Uganda (COU) will strongly hold its stand of zero tolerance against homosexuality without any apology. He said that the COU Provincial Assembly dedicated the year 2019 to the value of the family and children, and therefore the church will always dedicate their time and energy at expelling all internal and external enemies of children and the family and, and these include homosexuality.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda hailed the church for working with government to return peace and tranquility in Northern Uganda and thereafter delivered a brand new Pajero Mitsubishi, along with 30 Million Uganda Shillings, that President Museveni donated to the new Bishop and the diocese.