By: Ismael Kasooha


The Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja has appealed to the clergy country-wide to mobilize parishioners to embrace government initiatives that are aimed at increasing income.

The Premier was on Sunday officiating as Chief Guest during a thanks giving and fundraising drive for East Rwenzori Diocese in Kamwenge Town, Kamwenge district that was organized by Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries.

Nabbanja said that the religious leaders have regular contact with the believers and this should be taken as an advantage to promote pro-poor government programmes such as the recently launched  Parish Development model (PDM).

“Let the clergy take advantage of the regular Interaction with the believers to popularize programs most especially the recently launched Parish Development Model that aims at empowering Ugandans financially,” said Nabbanja.

The government of Uganda launched the PDM at Kibuku primary school in Kibuku district to help the 39% of the populace that is still stuck in the non-cash economy.

Nabbanja said that the PDM is a well thought out programme that will drive this country into middle income status and also help in realizing the 2040 vision.

The Premier contributed sh25m and pledged more support to the Diocese. Over 100million shillings cash was raised.

Rt. Rev. George K Turyasingura, the Bishop of East Rwenzori Diocese called upon families to observe God’s commandment of love.

“You should love one another if you are to prosper in your families and also have peaceful families,” said Turyasingura.

Bishop George Turyasingura leading the Prime minister and the minister for Agriculture to inspect the construction site of the Cathedral

The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Frank Tumwebaze who donated sh10m, assured the people of Kamwenge that the sh5b cathedral will be constructed with their support.

“This cathedral shall be constructed by us the Christians of Kamwenge and if outsiders are to help we should raise at least 60-70% of the money needed,” said Tumwebaze.

Rt. Hon. PM planting a tree at the Cathedral Construction Site

Joyce Birungi, a needy elderly woman touching the heifer that was donated to her by the Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja

Nabbanja bought a heifer at sh5m and donated it to a religious but needy elderly woman Joyce Birungi to help her improve her household income.