KABALE – The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has commended the Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali for fostering cooperation and unity in the church and all religious faiths in the country.
Rugunda made these remarks on Sunday August 25, 2019 while speaking during the service to bid farewell to the Archbishop of Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali that was held at St Peter’s Cathedral, Rugarama in Kabale Municipality.
Archbishop Ntagali is set to retire on March 1, 2020.
The Premier said that Archbishop Ntagali worked hard to promote unity in the country adding that in his reign, the Church of Uganda has peacefully co-existed with other religions.
“Am glad during your time of service, there has been an opportunity of togetherness of God’s people and creating co-existance among the different religious sects,” Rugunda commended.
Dr. Rugunda said, “the archbishop has throughout his term of office intervened in church disputes to ensure there is unity.”
The premier also commended Archbishop Ntagali for working hard to complete the Church of Uganda house and for promoting the education sector especially by starting up a medical school at Uganda Christian University.
“It is during your reign that the church house was completed and a lot has been done in the education sector” Rugunda added.
Preaching during the service, Archbishop Ntagali said that he has been successful in his priesthood because he put all his trust in Jesus Christ.
Archbishop Ntagali castigated the evils of corruption, murder, homosexuality, theft and hatred, which he said must be denounced through continuous prayer and asked religious leaders to condemn such acts.
“There are a number of growing evils in our nation but these can as well be done with if the citizens can get to their knees and pray for God’s intervention” Ntagali noted.
Archbishop Ntagali said corruption has become a common practice for public funds to be routinely swindled yet service delivery to the people remains poor.
“It’s unfortunate that corruption is eating up many public offices which has limited the quality of service delivery to many Ugandans,” Archbishop Ntagali added.