President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked religious leaders in Rwenzori region to spearhead campaigns against poverty.
Museveni appealed to the religious leaders to mobilise Christians to embrace government development projects.
According Museveni, religious leaders taking up development leadership alongside preaching the Gospel, could improve lives of Christians.
The president’s remarks was contained in a speech read by the State Minister for National Guidance, Godffrey Kabyanga, during the official opening of Nyakasanga Grace Healing Centre in Nyakasanga, Kasese Municipality.
Museveni said religious leaders should not only dwell on the spiritual being of their followers, but also mobilise the masses to take up different projects to enhance their incomes.
He, however, commended the religious institutions for fostering morals and urged them to continue the fight against corruption.
Museveni asked religious, cultural and political leaders in the region to advocate for peace, unity and development of the population.
Museveni contributed Ugx 70 million towards construction of the church and pledged continuous support towards developmental projects of religious institutions.
Speaking at the same function, bishop John Ahebwa, asked politicians in the region to avoid selfish tendencies and embrace support for institutions and individuals geared towards promoting development.
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