Gov’t Seeks Stronger Ties with Church

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has hailed Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Kasanga Catholic Parish, patient for the physical achievements over the period of twelve years and challenged other Church institutions to emulate their success story.

The Premier was addressing parishioners and well-wishers of Our Lady of Mt. Camel Kasanga Catholic Church, buy information pills who had congregated to celebrate the parish’s twelve years anniversary. The day was also used to celebrate the day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the parish’s physical achievements.

This parish was inaugurated twelve years ago by Cardinal Wamala and it has achieved a number of development projects, pharm through the development arm of the parish called the Kasanga Development Forum. Among the ongoing development projects include construction of the parish house which was started in 2010. This project will house the parish offices, the priest’s residence, the Adoration block and the archives. The parish house project was estimated to cost over one billion shillings and so far, about 606 million shillings was required to complete the project.

The Prime Minister thanked the Church leadership for the efforts being undertaken to develop the parish. He also hailed the spirit of voluntarism and self-help exhibited by the parishioners, adding that this had facilitated the respective developments to take place. ‘Government was fully committed to the partnership with the Church. The Office of the Prime Minister as leader of Government Business, will remain associated with this Church’, he said , adding that he will inform the President about the progress so far made.

On behalf of the President, he pledged a contribution of ten million shillings towards the construction projects in the parish. The Premier on his part, donated five million shillings cash.

Another project in progress is the construction of a new Nursery School block to take care of the increasing number of pupils, and to provide a conducive learning environment. His Eminence Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala, Archbishop Emeritus Kampala Archdiocese, was the main celebrant. He congratulated the Premier upon his appointment to the new office. He prayed that God gives the Prime Minister guidance to steer the country to greater heights.

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