JINJA —President Yoweri Museveni has on Saturday October 12 reaffirmed his support for religious freedoms, saying his government adopted a principled stand on the matter, to support all religious beliefs operating lawfully.
Mr. Museveni, in the company of Speaker Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, was Chief Guest at the anniversary celebrations for the World Mekaddishken Ministries in Jinja.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Museveni preached tolerance among different religious beliefs, saying it is wrong to judge faiths, which he said is God’s responsibility.
Speaker Kadaga said the Ministry, which brings together a number of allied churches, has been yearning for the President’s visit.
Speaker Kadaga apprised Mr. Museveni of the Church’s entrepreneurial efforts, and that they are operating a Sacco to fight unemployment.
Museveni made a contribution of UGX100m to the Church, UGX20m being in cash and UGX80m in pledges.
Pastor Tom Ngobi, who heads the Church, thanked government for efforts to build infrastructure and maintain stability.
Mr Museveni lasted engaged with Captain Dodd Katendeigwa (C.E.O and one of the managing partners), students and staff of Vine Air academy at the Jinja airstrip.
Museveni also got a brief of the operations at the academy since its licensing and launch in 2018.
Vine Air is the first registered all Ugandan owned aviation company and the president said he would contact them for a longer engagement to see how best government can support them.