Rugunda Lauds Religious Bodies on Health, Education Transformation

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has applauded the Church of Uganda, visit web the Catholic Church and Muslim faith among others for complementing Government in the provision of education and health services in the country in addition to spiritual nourishment.

Rugunda made the remarks at the annual fellowship convened by the Bishop of the diocese of Kigezi Rev. Canon George Bagamuhunda at his residence in Rugarama, Kabale Municipality on Saturday.

The fellowship held every December 26th brings together parishioners of the diocese to reflect on the work of the church especially their diocese of Kigezi.

Dr Rugunda applauded the Bishop of the diocese of Kigezi for spearheading many developmental projects in the diocese in addition to convening the annual fellowship.

“This solidarity is very much appreciated,” said Rugunda adding that the people of Kabale should support the Bishop to transform the diocese.

Rugunda pledged Shs 20m towards the completion of the Bishop’s house now at the final stages of completion.

The Premier also urged the People of Kabale to ensure that the forthcoming general elections in February 2016 are peaceful, free and fair.

He asked the people of Kigezi to vote for President Yoweri Museveni for steady progress of the country.


President Museveni is expected to commence his Presidential campaigns in Kigezi in the course of this week.

“Uganda is peaceful because of President Museveni. Let us be proud of our nation because we have stabilized,” said Rugunda adding that even refugees from neighbouring countries run to Uganda because of the prevailing peace and stability.

He said Uganda had played a key role in ensuring that countries such as South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi are stable.

Bishop Bagamuhunda thanked the parishioners who managed to come for the annual fellowship, urging his flock to be key stakeholders in managing the affairs of the diocese.

Some of the priority projects the Bishop highlighted included the construction of a students’ hostel, completion of the Bishop’s house and Revival centre as well as projects in the areas of education, health and water.

Also present were area members of Parliament who included Jack Sabiiti for Rukiga County, Henry Musasizi for Rubanda East, Ninsiima Rhona Rita the Woman Member of Parliament for Kabale District  and Former State Minister for Privatization and Rukiga County Member of Parliament Manzi Tumubweinee who together with other parishioners contributed money towards the completion of some of priority projects.

The Governor Bank of Uganda, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile also contributed Shs 5m towards the diocesan projects.

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