KIGEZI SUB-REGION CONSUMES ALCOHOL WORTH 300M A MONTH—RUKUNGIRI BISHOP
By Edson Kinene
The bishop North Kigezi Diocese, Rev Rt. Benon Magezi, has decried
too much consumption of Alcohol amongst the youth, saying the country
risks losing out on a future generation of leaders.
In his Easter message, the bishop has also condemned domestic
violence, corruption, child sacrifice and many murders in the country.
“There is too much consumption of alcohol especially in Kigezi region
and it is projected that alcohol worth shs300million is consumed
monthly in our region,” he said during a press conference last evening
at Emmanuel cathedral Kinyasano at the headquarters of North Kigezi Diocese.
“The rampant murders, family breakages, and climate change also cause
us great concern as church leaders”.
The Bishop urged Members of Parliament to move fast and enact laws to
fight excessive and under age consumption of alcohol especially among
He urged Christians to see the effects of climate change such as
drought, hunger and famine can be fought
“We (Christians) and Ugandans in general must work for a public policy
that ensures drought does not lead to famine, hunger and starvation.”
Bishop in his Easter message also said “as the church preaches
from one side, let the government also sensitize from the other side
on issues affecting our country”.