President Museveni calls on Christians to join Wealth Creation campaign

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President Yoweri Museveni has called on Christians to join the wealth creation campaign in order to guarantee the prosperity of the countryduring Uganda Martyrs Day celebrationsat the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine in Namugongo on 3rd June 2023.

Prime minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja reading and delivering President’s speech at Uganda Martyrs Namugongo on 3rd June 2023. Photo credit: New Vision

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja delivered President Museveni’s message at the Ugandan Martyrs Day celebrations held at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine in Namugongo, Wakiso district on Saturday 3rd June 2023.

In his message, President Museveni said the Government will continue to mobilise the remaining 39% of the population trapped in subsistence farming, which he said are only farming for food.

Subsistence farming, according to the President, fosters poverty because, besides food, there are other human needs that must be satisfied such as shelter, medicine and clothing, which can only be obtained with money.

He added that one may not maintain a family when they lack funds, which is why programmes such as the Parish Development Model and other wealth creation funds are aimed at increasing the number of wealth creators, especially in the four sectors of commercial agriculture, industries, services and ICT.

“I appeal to all believers to work hard and embrace the ongoing wealth creation campaigns by the Government, it is about liberating everyone from the oppression of poverty and social backwardness,” Museveni said.

Prime minister Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, Speaker of Parliament Hon. Anita Among, and Chief Justice Owiny Dollo carrying gifts to Namugongo Martyrs shrine.

He cited Genesis 1:28 where God says: “The fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moves on earth”.

Explaining the Bible quotation, Museveni said it shows that man is mandated to be a master of his environment, by understanding and utilising the laws of nature to serve his interest. For example, get food from soil and medicine from plants; this is met by establishing dominion over nature.

“Therefore, in order to qualify as good stewards of the earth, everyone must play their role in taming nature to produce a good or service that society needs,” Museveni said.

He also contributed shillings two billion towards the Church which the chairperson of the finance committee that was organising the event, Justine Kasule Lumumba said will be used to offset the outstanding debts and the remainder will be used to further improve the Church, especially Jinja Diocese. Nabbanja contributed shillings 20 million.

This year celebrations were led by Jinja Diocese under the theme: Celebrating Courage and Faith.

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