Wednesday January 3 2018

Minister fears to speak about age limit Bill in church

By Richard Muzaale

Jinja- The State Minister for Trade and Cooperatives, Mr Fredrick Ngobi Gume, on Monday failed to explain the age limit Bill to the congregation at Christ’s Cathedral in Bugembe, Jinja District.

When invited by the Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rev Paul Samson Naimanhye, to speak to the congregation, Mr Gume, who is also the MP for Bulamogi North West County in Kaliro District, said: “I fear to tread on fragile ground. Let me concentrate on the Bishop’s message (educating Christians on the dangers of practicing witchcraft) because it was very clear.”

After the service, Mr Gume told Daily Monitor in an interview that he was told that Christians at Bugembe chase away politicians who supported removal of presidential age limit, the reason he avoided the subject.

Past incident
Previously, worshipers walked out of the same church when Butembe MP Nelson Lufafa was given a microphone to deliver his Christmas message.

Mr Gume is among more than 300 MPs who last month voted in favour of removing the presidential age limit from the Constitution.

Bishop Naimanhye preached against practising witchcraft which he said can lead Christians into poverty.