By Kabuye Ronald
The chairperson of the Christian Ecumenical Council of Uganda (CECU) and also the presiding bishop for the Evangelical Orthodox Church in Uganda Jacinto Kibuuka has decried of the Covid19 and other calamities in the country including floods, locusts, domestic violence, poverty, general hardcore crimes that are suffocating Ugandans to almost death point.
Speaking during the scientific Martyrs day celebration organized by the Christian Ecumenical Council of Uganda (CECU) at Mamre International Prayer Centre Namugongo Janda, the third official Christian pilgrimage venue declared by government last year, Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka urged government to give tax waivers on utilities like electricity and water and land lords in the brotherly way to forego and bail out their tenants for the months they have been in lock down.
“We can’t breathe just like George Floyd said while being killed because of Covid19, floods, locusts, domestic violence and poverty that have greatly negatively affected our lives, economy and spiritual wellbeing and therefore people should be bailed out.
Poverty is killing people; they can’t afford what to eat and worst still even those giving out food relief by government do not do it in a fair and just way.
Domestic violence is on the raise, couples are no longer tolerant with their partners hence i call upon fellow religious leaders and government to intervene and help solve the problem.” Said Bishop Kibuuka.
Bishop Kibuuka also asserted that there unconfirmed reports that the Pandemic is a creation for the launch of the new world order which is satanic therefore urging government to open up places of worship since its through prayers that satan can be defeated adding that churches can ably follow the standard operating procedures.
Meanwhile the main preacher of the day, the Archbishop for the Worldwide Anglican Church Christopher Lwanga urged Christians to keep their faith and hope in God who can never be defeated.
He also expressed dismay with acts a of racism, tribalism, divisionism still happening in the world describing such as a sign of primitivity and backwardness.
He applauded government for the efforts put up in the fight against covid19 pandemic before praying for the country to overcome the pandemic and all calamities its currently facing.