Church asked to lead HIV fight
Posted Tuesday, January 15 2013 at 02:00
The President urged church leaders to advocate faithfulness among married people as a key measure in fighting the scourge.
President Museveni has asked church leaders to fight against poverty messages and advocate faithfulness among married people to check the spread of HIV/Aids.
The President’s message was delivered by the secretary to the Cabinet, Mr John Mitala, at the closure of a three-day convention to mark 100 years of Christianity in Kigezi Sub-region at Rugarama, Kabale District on Sunday.
“I appreciate the role of the Church in promoting education and health. I appeal to church leaders to emphasise the campaign against HIV/Aids by teaching good morals,” Mr Museveni said.
He also donated Shs80 million to facilitate the building of the Kigezi Diocesan Convention Centre at Rugarama Hill.
At the convention, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, preached against corruption and asked corrupt government employees to get saved and return all the stolen public funds.
Archbishop Ntagali, who emphasised repentance, attributed the increasing cases of corruption to the failure to obey God’s commandments.
“Public servants should return the stolen money to the Treasury, just as Zacharia, the tax collector in the Bible did after getting saved,” he said.
The Archbishop of Rwanda, the Rt. Rev. Onesphore Rwaje, emphasised unity among church leaders and Christians and called for promotion of evangelism to ensure that people understand God’s message of fearing sin.