KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has commended the US-based Living Water International for setting a good example for others to follow by stepping out to help their Christian neighbours, an act, he said was Godly and walking in Jesus’s footsteps.
“According to the distribution of your efforts, you seem to be in the footsteps of Jesus because He guided us very clearly. We shall know them by their fruits, not what they say but what they do,” Museveni said.
The President was Sunday 14 speaking at a dinner that he attended at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala to mark the opening of a two-day Genius of One Conference organised by Living Water International.
The President thanked Living Water International for the good work of providing water to communities saying that what they were doing was pushing the core message of Jesus Christ, which was love.
Living Water International is headquartered in Texas, United States. It is a faith-based non-profit organization that helps communities in developing countries to create sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in response to the global water crisis.
Mr. Museveni, who was guest of honour, thanked Living Water International for their efforts and described them as health living things that start small and later benefit the majority of the people.
“I am happy to be here with you and to encourage you on what you have achieved. All healthy living things start small but they grow because they have got internal health within and relevant to the people,” he added.
He asked the people of Uganda and Africa, in general, to always share their strength such as culture, food, medicine and social insurance, among others. He said cultural exchanges and sharing experiences will go a long way in creating a way of working together. He pledged his support to the organisation.
Quoting the parable of the talents in Chapter 25 in the Gospel of St. Matthew, President Museveni urged Ugandans and Africans in general to fully exploit the talents and opportunities given to them by God adding that man was given dominion over nature which, he noted, they have failed to do resulting in floods, diseases and poverty. He, therefore, called on them to take charge of their environment and exploit their full potential.
Living Water International Uganda Country Director, Mr. Benie K. Mooya, saluted President Museveni celebrating the achievements with them. He said the organisation has seen over 9,000 water points constructed all over Uganda.
Established in 1990 and currently operating in 21 countries, Living Water International has completed over 9000 water projects in Uganda that involved drilling new water wells, harvesting water and rehabilitation of non-working wells, among others.