King Caesar Augustine Mulenga, a philanthropist and Counsel General OF Vietnam in Uganda on Sunday delivered Shs60 million, a pledge he promised for the construction of Mother Mary Groto at St. Augustine Chapel, Makerere University.
Delivering the cash during a mass, Mulenga urged Christians to always give back to God because he is the “owner of life and all wealth”.
“God has given us the greatest gift of all, which is life, so all the wealth we have belongs to him. When you die, you leave this world with nothing and God redistributes that wealth. It doesn’t matter how much you have,” he told the congregation at Makerere.
Mulenga pledged the money for the construction of the Groto during Hon. Thomas and Anita Tayebwa’s Special Thanksgiving Mass for their 10th Wedding Anniversary on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
The Shs60 million was delivered together with Mr. Tayebwa’s Shs10 million, making a total of Shs70 million.
Tayebwa, the Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North, in Mitooma district and a member of the Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA), had dedicated the proceeds from special thanksgiving mass to the project of building the Groto for which the St. Augustine community at Makerere University had been fundraising for since the year began.
But Mulenga said he realised that that the community’s majority was students who may not be able to fundraise in a short time.
“And yet, the House for the Mother of our Lord, the Mother of our Church is an urgent matter,” he said.
“As an alumni of the St. Augustine Community and Makere University, I am happy to contribute the full budget such that the Groto is built immediately,” King Caesar said.
AMDA Chairman Dr. Gaston Ampe thanked Mulenga for being a great benefactor to the Church.
Makerere University Chaplain Fr. Josephat Ddungu thanked Mulenga for a great heart.
“God brings the right people at the right time. We thank you for the generous heart and pray that God blesses you always,” he said.