KAMPALA – The Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Duties, Lt. Gen Muhoozi Keinerugaba and the Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. General Sabiiti Muzeeyi Magyenyi, have jointly donated Shs. 15 million towards the construction of a multipurpose building project of the Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA).
Rupareria Group Managing Director, Rajiv Ruperalia joined the duo with a pledge of Shs 1.5m among other contributors who included the National Social Security Fund, Capital Shoppers and Immaculate Heart Girls SSS Nyakibale, in Rukungiri District among others
This took place on Sunday, March 31 during the AMDA monthly mass at Kitante Primary School.
AMDA, a grouping of Catholics who hail from Mbarara but are resident in Kampala, Wakiso, Jinja, Mukono and Entebbe and surrounding areas, is putting up a multibillion complex at Rubaga to house a multi-purpose hall, a bishop and priests’ house as well as commercial offices. Sunday’s mass was animated by the Abagahe Clan of Ankole, who invited Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, himself from the same clan as chief guest.
Gen. Muhoozi who was represented at the event by Gen. Muzeeyi, also from the same clan, pledged to support AMDA in its on-going endeavors to serve humanity.
“I bring you special greetings from your friend and fellow Mugahe, Lt. General Muhoozi Keinerugaba, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, who was supposed to be your Chief Guest today. He asked me to come here and represent him. I am here in his capacity and to assure you he is proud to associate with AMDA in its endeavours to serve humanity,” said Gen Muzeeyi.
During the mass which was led by the Auxiliary Bishop of Mbarara Archdiocese, Rt. Rev Dr. Lambert Beinomugisha and animated by Abagahe Clan, to which the two Generals belong, Gen. Muzeeyi appealed to the faithful to embrace the concept of community policing in their areas of abode in order to complement the security forces in securing the country.
“Through our Community Policing concept, we appeal to you all to work closely with us. Report anything suspicious, report crime. Work with your nearest police post all the time. Ensure that in your neighbourhood, at least you have the contact of the nearest OC station and work with them. They are trained to deal with any type of security situation in your areas. Let us work together for a secure nation. A peaceful nation is the one that prospers. A chaotic one does not prosper. It keeps regressing. It should be the work of all of us to fight for a peaceful Uganda not only for now but for the future of our children and our grandchildren.”
He praised AMDA, for its emphasis on six pillars of unity, economic empowerment, spiritual development, health and wellness, leadership development and education development, but advised that the leadership should include environment protection.
“I have proposed to your leaders to include environment protection in their to-do list. When Ugandans are united, spiritually empowered, skilled in good leadership, economically empowered, well-educated and very healthy, our work of securing you becomes very easy.”
Drawing on the day’s gospel reading from Luke 15:1-3, 11-13, Bishop Lambert implored the faithful to use the Lenten season to return to God for he is all-embracing and willing to forgive just like the biblical prodigal son who was forgiven by his father after repenting and asking for forgiveness.
The AMDA Bagahe Clan Forum realised Shs 37,500,000/= in cash and pledges.