The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kigezi Rt. Rev. Eng. George Bagamuhunda and the Catholic Bishop of Kabale Diocese Rt. Rev. Callistus Rubaramira have urged Christians not to engage in divisive politics as ahead of the 2021 polls.
Bishop Bagamuhunda appealed to Christians to use the forthcoming general elections to vote for leaders whom they think will support the development of the Country.
He also appealed to electorates to turn up in big numbers and vote leaders of their choice who will focus on working towards the development of the Country.
The bishop further asked religious leaders to be at the forefront of ensuring that the Christians respect the standard operating procedures, aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 on Christmas day.
The Bishop of Kabale catholic diocese, Rt Reverend Callistus Rubaramira, while preaching during the Christmas at St Marys Cathedral, rallied Christians to ensure this electoral season does not leave them divided, saying they ought to continue living as brothers and sisters.
Bishop Rubaramira expressed worry that the electorate is being divided by the candidates on religious, ideological and party grounds, which he said is likely to result in permanent enmity even after elections. Uganda heads to polls to electorate the President and members of Parliament on January, 14th 2021.
Several Christians at different places of worship in Kabale Municipality adhered to the Covid-19 guidelines as they celebrated Christmas.
In September this year, President Yoweri Museveni said that the places of worship should open on condition that there are 70 congregants and observes the Covid-19 guidelines such including social distancing, wearing of face masks, regular washing or sanitizing of hands among others to control the spread of the pandemic. The number was later increased to 200.