Emulate Jesus Christ by working hard to fight household poverty -President Museveni tells Ugandans

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GOMBA, Uganda

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on Ugandan’s to emulate Jesus Christ by working hard to fight household poverty.

President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet receiving holy communion from Bishop Michael Lubowa of Central Buganda Diocese during new year prayers at Kasaka Church of Uganda in Gomba district. PHOTO CREDIT: PPU
President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet receiving holy communion from Bishop Michael Lubowa of Central Buganda Diocese during new year prayers at Kasaka Church of Uganda in Gomba district. PHOTO CREDIT: PPU

The President was speaking to residents of Gomba district where he and the First Lady Janet Museveni joined Christians at Kasaka Cathedral, Central Buganda Diocese to celebrate New Year 2019.

President Museveni addresses the christian congregation at at Kasaka Cathedral, Central Buganda Diocese to celebrate New Year 2019. PHOTO CREDIT: PPU

“Jesus worked, spread the Gospel, fed the hungry and healed the sick. So when you see a Christian who is not emulating these tenets, you know he/she is not a true one,” he said.

He also advised Christians to lead by example for others to copy from them.

“As a Christian you have to be an example, if you are poor what will people copy from you? Your poverty?” he asked.

The Head of State commended the Bishop of Central Buganda Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Michael Lubowa for spearheading the campaign against poverty in his area.

President Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni attending new year prayers at Kasaka Church of Uganda in Gomba district on Tuesday January 1st 2019. PHOTO CREDIT: PPU

He used the occasion to warn the youth, especially those who spend their money on alcohol and marijuana, instead of directing their resources into creating wealth.

The President advised them to spend their youthful lives in profitable ventures that will later transform their communities.

The Head of State gave cash contribution of Shs.280 million being a pledge towards the construction of the Bishop’s house. He also pledged 3 tractors and a maize milling machine to help the Diocese in modern farming to increase household income.

Bishop Michael Lubowa, who led the prayers, thanked God for all the blessings and peace in the country. He thanked President for coming to fellowship with the Christians in the Diocese. He asked Ugandans to put their trust in God adding that they can do nothing without Him.

President Museveni and First Lady Janet pose for photo with Bishop Michael Lubowa (R) of Central Buganda Diocese and Bishop Ssenabulya (L) and other clergy and political leaders after new year prayers at Kasaka Church of Uganda in Gomba district on Tuesday January 1st 2019. PHOTO CREDIT: PPU