Church gives scouts 33 acres of land to fight crime in Uganda

Works minister General Katumba Wamala, Bishop William Ssebagala and Minister Amos Lugolobi during the event in Mukono City. PHOTO/JESSICA SABAANO 

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  • Bishop William Ssebagala said very many youths are unemployed and therefore involved in crime.

The Church of Uganda has handed over a 33-acre piece of land in Mukono to scouts and girl guides for a training centre to fight the increasing crime rate in Uganda.

"The youth today are quite different and this has led us to give them land to have a training centre so that we can nature them to be role models," Mukono Diocese Bishop William Ssebagala at the handover of the land in Kulubi Village.

The bishop said the nation has lost a lot of resources because of unfaithful people.

"When your children get involved in these trainings, they become respectful in society," he noted on May 25.

According to the bishop, very many youths are unemployed and therefore involved in crime.

The training rolls out with 440 scouts and girl guides from different schools in greater Mukono sub region, the Church said.

Works Minister General Katumba Wamala urged the scouts and girl guides to be respectful, faithful and obedient.

Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo challenged trainees to be a mark of core ethical values.

"These young stars will be a generation of honest and responsible law abiding citizens who will manage the affairs of this country," she said on Tuesday before she heading for Equatorial Guinea to attend a summit on terrorism and coups on the African continent.

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