Don’t be like ousted Al-Bashir, priest tells student leaders

Monday April 15 2019

Learning. Students of International Paramedical

Learning. Students of International Paramedical Institute Maya in a study session.  

By TOM MALABA

Kampala. A local priest in Mityana Diocese has cautioned student leaders at International Paramedical Institute Maya not to be like ousted Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir but rather be tolerant and serve their fellow students.
“Do not be like Bashir, [Muammar] Gadaffi or other leaders I will not mention. Leadership is a vocation that requires you to serve fellow students,” Fr Aloysius Sempagala from Muduma Parish in MItyana Diocese told elected student leaders.

He made the remarks during a dedication service held at the school.
“In Uganda today everything is becoming less and less. I see you are training as dentists, what type of dentists are you going to be? Are you going to be a dentist who is going to deliver a service after being bribed?” he asked students during his sermons. He cited a nurse in Mityana who abandoned an expectant mother to die because she had not been given Shs5,000.
“I would never have arrested the nurse, I would have arrested the man. How can your wife be pregnant for nine months and you do not have Shs5,000 for the hospital?” Fr Sempagala said and attributed such attitude to lack of love in the family.

The deceased, Ms Angel Nansubuga, died of excessive bleeding hours after giving birth after her husband, Mr Steven Kakumba, failed to raise Shs5,000.
He said men have abandoned their role of raising the family to women.
The school trains science professionals in pharmacy, dentistry and medical records at diploma level.
The institution also trains students in medical laboratory and medical records at certificate level.

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