TORORO —Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi had said that it is sad when Christians who believe in God and acknowledge Him as the source of their successes is worship in unworthy structures as they enjoy comfort of their princely homes.
Speaking on Saturday, October 12 at the fundraising of St. Mary Magdalene Sub parish Catholic Church Musukire, Akire Parish, Rubongi subcounty in Tororo district, the Vice President said that even with contributions of as little as UGX10,000, churches or mosques can be built by the laity without external support.
Mr Ssekandi, who contributed 5 million shillings toward the fundraising of the new Church, hailed the leaders for helping build on the foundation started by early missionaries in offering education to the people, improving their health and further urged them to groom the culture of working hard and saving for improving their welfare.
“The strategic relationship between the church and the state should be maintained for the people of Uganda, ” Mr Ssekandi said.
State Minister for Health in charge of General Duties, who doubles as Tororo Woman Member of Parliament Sarah Opendi thanked the Vice President for visiting the area for the second time still on development assignments.
She contributed 3million shillings towards the fundraising and thanked government for the ongoing protocol to build a Vocational Training School in Tororo that will train and equip skills to the youth in East Africa where the standard gauge railway is set to pass as well as maintain it regularly.
The ceremony was also addressed by the State Minister for East African Affairs and also Samia Bugwe South Member of Parliament from Busia district, Julius Wandera Maganda who also contributed 2million shillings to the fundraising drive, West Budama North Member of Parliament Nathan Oboth Oboth who also contributed 2million among others.
About 200million shillings is needed for the completion of the new 700 seater Church.