By Our Reporter
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has underscored the role of the church in shaping society and people’s moral values to curb criminality.
The premier in a message delivered for her by lands Minister Hon.Judith Nabakooba at the fundraiser of Bigada Parish in Kakuuto constituency, Kyotera District, asked the residents to sow seeds of love and patriotism by supporting God’s work.
The local Christian community in Bigada is contributing for the construction of a new priests’ house which was destroyed by the 2017 earthquake .
The Prime Minister thanked the organising committee for the good job they are doing of trying to reinstate the home saying priesthood is a gift from God and it is through them that God communicates to us to receive the different sacraments.
Nabbanja expressed her gratitude at the church for always being supporters of government programs and assured them of its (government’s) commitment to help them whenever called upon. She further asked the church to continue disseminating information about government programs to enable the people benefit such development projects .
“Now we have the Parish Development Model. Please help us and tell the people the goodness in this program. If they are involved, poverty will be dealt with easily,” she said, urging them to use the peace brought by the NRM government to foster development.
The premier contributed Shs 10million towards the construction efforts .Leading the fundraising , Rt Rev Serverus Jjumba, the Bishop of Masaka Diocese asked the people of Kakuuto Constituency in Rakai District to be ambassadors of development.
.Ug.Shs 180 million has been raised so far .Located in Kakuuto Sub County, Bigada Parish which was established in 1939 serves approximately 40,000 people in terms of evangelism, education, health and social economic activities . The parish has also nurtured important people and national figures such as the late Hon Maria Mutagamba, Late Hon Mathias Kasamba, and late Vicent Ssemakula Ssetuba, among others.
Other leaders who attended the fundraising included the area MP, Geoffrey Lutaaya, State Minister for Microfinance Haruna Kasolo, Lwengo Woman MP Cissy Namuju, Kyotera District RDC, Apollo Mugume, clergy, among others.
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