KAMPALA – King Caesar Augustine Mulenga has on Sunday, March 3 delivers UGX. 60 million, a pledge he promised for the construction of the Mother Mary Groto at St. Augustine Chapel, Makerere University.
Delivering the cash during Sunday’s 11. a.m mass, King Caesar, a philanthropist and Counsel General of Vietnam in Uganda, urged Christians to always give back to God because he is the “owner of life and therefore all wealth”.
“God has given us the greatest gift of all, which is life, so all the wealth we have belongs to him. When you die, you leave this world with nothing and God redistributes that wealth. It doesn’t matter how much you have,” King Caesar told the congregation at Makerere.
King Caesar pledged the money for the construction of the Groto during Hon. Thomas & Anita Tayebwa’s Special Thanksgiving Mass for their 10th Wedding Anniversary on Valentine’s Day, February 14, presided over by the Archbishop of Mbarara Paul K. Bakyenga.
King Caesar’s UGX. 60m was delivered together with Mr Tayebwa’s UGX. 10m, making a total of UGX. 70m.
Mr Tayebwa, the member of Parliament for Ruhinda North, in Mitooma district and a member of the Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA), had dedicated the proceeds from special thanksgiving mass to the project of building the Groto for which the St. Augustine community at Makerere University had been fundraising for since the year began.
But King Caesar said he realised that that the community’s majority was students who may not be able to fundraise in a short time.
“And yet, the House for the Mother of our Lord, the Mother of our Church is an urgent matter,” he said.
“As an alumnus of the St. Augustine Community and Makerere University, I am happy to contribute the full budget such that the Groto is built immediately,” King Caesar said.
King Caesar thanked Hon. Tayebwa and the AMDA Community for the great works they are doing for the church.
AMDA Chairman Dr. Gaston Ampe thanked King Caesar for being a great benefactor to the Church.
Makerere University Chaplain Fr. Josephat Ddungu thanked King Caesar for a great heart.
“God brings the right people at the right time. We thank you for the generous heart and pray that God blesses you always,” he said