Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba has expressed government’s gratitude towards the development work of the Catholic Church which she said is empowering the communities to lead better lives.
Speaking at Buyambi Catholic Church during the church fundraing dubbed Yoyota Buyambi -Nabakooba said that apart from the spiritual uplifting and counseling the churche has been instrumental in fighting poverty through wealth creation.
“As government of Uganda we are very happy with the Catholic Church and we recognize the tremendous work being done to build our communities. The Church is also very active in providing support in the education and health sectors among other ,” the Minister noted .
Nabakooba thanked Kiyinda Mityana for the caritas program that extends credit to the community members in line with government core programs for poverty alleviation.
“We thank the Catholic Church for Caritas. The program does only give credit to the faithful but has been supporting vulnerable families especially elderly with houses. Through the program the church given out cows, pigs and poultry to households and communities for development,” she stated .
Nabakooba was in Mityana to represent the Vice President, Jessica Alupo at the event . In a message delivered for her by Nabakooba, the Vice President Alupo urged the residents of Mityana to take advantage of government development programs to foster wealth creation , economic growth and general development in their area.
“As government we are actively promoting the Parish Development Model. This is a new approach meant to bring money directly to the people. I want to encourage everyone present here to ensure that you are well organized to benefit from this initiative,” Alupo stated .
The Vice President asked the residents to reach out to their local councils and demand for information about the Parish Development Model and how they can benefit from it.
Alupo also pledged Shs10 million shillings to help support the development efforts of Buyambi Catholic Church.
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