On Thursday, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni met with a delegation of Bishops from the Rwenzori Dioceses at State House, Entebbe.

The meeting, marked by discussions and exchange, focused on the forthcoming Church of Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations scheduled for June 3, 2024.

Led by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Reuben Kisembo, the clerics briefed President Museveni on the progress of the event preparations. Expressing gratitude, Bishop Kisembo, representing the Bishops from the greater Rwenzori sub-region, acknowledged the government of Uganda’s continuous support and partnership with the Church of Uganda.

In response, President Museveni affirmed his commitment to ensuring the success of the celebrations, pledging support to the Church. However, he also urged religious leaders to mobilize believers towards embracing wealth creation initiatives as a means to combat poverty.

Highlighting persistent challenges, President Museveni emphasized the importance of addressing issues such as subsistence farming, land fragmentation due to inheritance practices, and the necessity for proper enterprise selection. He specifically cited the potential for coffee and apple cultivation in regions like Kasese, leveraging favorable terrain and climate conditions.

This year, the Rwenzori cluster is set to host the Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations at the Anglican Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo, under the theme: “United for Sustainable Services and Growth.”

Kimera Abdul is a Senior Journalist with Plus News Uganda. He identifies as an adaptable and enthusiastic individual who works to inspire generations. He posses a Diploma and Broadcast journalism and has...

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