Rwandan Bishop Speaks On Presidential Handshake

Rwandan Anglican Bishop Nathan Gasatura has urged Ugandans to desist from corruption by borrowing a leaf from the neighboring country.

Speaking yesterday at the launch of the Bishop Stuart University Mission Week, cost the Rwanda Chief Missioner Bishop Gasatura said Rwanda is unlike most countries when it comes to fighting against corruption.

He noted for instance that Christianity and godliness is taught extensively in the country’s universities and that its Parliament; which is 60% female has a great fear for the Lord.

The Bishop of Butare Diocese in Rwanda was born and raised in Uganda but returned to Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 Genocide, visit this specifically to help widows who lost their loved ones.

 He noted, decease “It is the fear of God in the leaders of Rwanda that has helped zero tolerance to corruption.”

Quoting 2Timothy 2: 19-21, the Bishop advised Ugandan leaders to not only desist from the corruption vice but also make efforts to fight it.

The Bishop went to comment on the topical Presidential Handshake which is being investigated by Parliament, stressing that he as a Ugandan born, he felt obliged to give his thoughts as well.

“I read and follow Uganda news everyday because I love Uganda the soil where I was born and brought up,’’ the bishop said.

Bishop Gasatura said on this matter, that the Presidential handshake should act as an example to the rest of Ugandans to know that for each of their actions there will be consequences.

He noted, “How you acquired the wealth you have matters greatly to God and to your own life and family; what is transpiring is a lesson to all of us,’’ he said.

He however condemned what he called hypocritical views of most of the people that have been speaking on the handshake, noting that most of these have been filled with jealousy.

The man of God noted that that some people have been angry at the handshake beneficiaries, mainly because they themselves were not the beneficiaries.

He noted nonetheless that it was wrong to for URA officers to initiate payments that are not provided for in the laws of the country.

The Bishop Stuart University Mission Week, the third of its kind involved a number of activities including, cleaning of Mbarara town, laying of a foundation stone at the School of Nursing by Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, and launching of the law project school by chief justice Bart Katureebe.

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