By Kweronda Ambrose
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda the Most Rev. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu has launched the Coffee growing campaign in Rukiga district.
This was during his start of a 3-day pastoral visit to the Kigezi Diocese while at Kakamba church of Uganda in Buhangizi Archdeaconry where he also laid a Foundation stone on the ongoing Kakamba church of Uganda Building.
Speaking at the function the Archbishop called upon Christians to seriously support Church, Government projects and other Developmental projects that are met to lift them from poverty levels.
Accompanied by the Diocesan Bishop the Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna and Mama Charity Akanjuna his grace said that Christians and church leaders must also be able to protect church lands by putting up projects that are meant to lift the church as some people may grab them if they remain ideal.
“We have a number of people who are very ready to start grabbing our Church lands. Here I want to request you to grow coffee trees in these lands that are ideal, and learn how to protect our lands” said Kaziimba Mugalu.
The Women member of the Parliament Rukiga district Hon Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi who started the Kakamba Church construction said that she will stand in a position of supporting all church projects like contributing on church construction and many other church projects.
The Legislator who still contributed 10 million towards the church construction charged people to work hard towards developing their families and also chasing poverty out of their communities.
The Rukiga County Honorable member of the Parliament Ndyomugyenyi Roland Bish who also gave in 200 bags of Cement towards the Church construction pledged her full support to the church as a number of people are able to be consoled there.
The Archbishop together with the Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna planted coffee trees in a way of making the campaign drive and called upon leaders and Christians to grow more coffee trees.
In attendance was the Deputy Managing Director of NWSC Dr. Arineitwe Sylvia Mwanaki, Council Patrick Kiconco Katabaazi, Alex Magezi Kanuga , the Rukiga District Deputy Resident Commissioner Kamusiime Zadoch, LC V Rukiga district Hon. Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere, Prof. Eng. Henry Mwanaki Alinaitwe among others.