KABALE- President Museveni has tipped Ugandans to desist from land fragmentation if they are to maximize on their household income and the government’s economy.
Museveni made this call on Sunday 17 in a speech read by his vice Edward Sekandi while officiating the fundraising ceremony towards the Bishop Annual Appeal Fund (BAAF) at Rushoroza Cathedral grounds in Kabale municipality.
The fundraising was intended for tracking funds of amounting to UGX2.5b for the construction of a Multipurpose church office block for saving the diocese funds.
Museveni said that land fragmentation limits land activities which lead to environmental degradation.
The president commended the diocese for the project which he said will ease the church’s work and pledged UGX100M towards the cause.
“The church has been their together with the government in supporting the development of the believers as well as supporting the national development” Ssekandi delivering the president’s message.
The Bishop of Kabale diocese, Rt Rev Callist Rubaramira while presiding over the same function noted that the fundraising for the project is an act of togetherness and love for God and the diocese.
Rev Rubaramira lashed out at youths who have fail to engage in productive work and have continued to engage in gambling like sports betting and playing pool among others, saying such people exacerbated crime in Kigezi region.
Over UGX160M was collected from Kisoro, UGX65M from Rukiga, UGX98M from Kanungu, UGX122M form Rukungiri and UGX25M from Rubanda district totaling to UGX1.6b which was raised in both cash and pledges.
The fundraising function was attended by several bigwigs like Members of Parliament including among others Dr Chris Baryomunsi of Kinkizi East in Kanungu district, Hon. Mary Paula Turyahikayo of Rubabo constituency in Rukungir district, Bankers, and Kampala businessmen hailing from Kigezi.