The Prime Minister of Uganda Ruhakana Rugunda has hailed Rt Archbishop Stanley Ntagali who is soon retiring as head of Church of Uganda.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank our Archbishop for the excellent work he has done for the church of Uganda and the country. I want to thank him for his excellent leadership and improved governance that has taken the church of Uganda to the next level” Rugunda said on Sunday.
“In his regime, he has completed the church house that had stalled for at least 40 years. He is soon finishing the construction of all saints church Kampala, which is in the final stages” he added.
Rugunda further commended the Archbishop for bringing unity not only in the Anglican churches but also in other religions in the country. He noted that most Anglican churches in the country were divided before, but said Ntagali’s regime had ended that.
Archbishop Ntagali is set to retire next year but on Wednesday this week, the church of Uganda will elect his successor.
Ntagali has been visiting dioceses of the church of Uganda in the whole country, marking his final visit to them as the archbishop.
On Sunday he led a service at Kigezi diocese headquarters at Rugarama hill in Kabale municipality as he concluded his country tour.
State minister for planning in the ministry of finance David Bahati, noted that Ntagali supported government in a move to ban homosexuality in the country.
Bahati said Ntagali was so influential when the homosexuality bill was turned into law by parliament.
While in his homily, Ntagali warned the youth that they were failing to listen to the advice of their parents, saying most of them were choosing to go in foreign countries in search for jobs which was resulting into their suffering and misery.
“Our children are being trafficked and are undergoing slave trade in foreign countries after rejecting our advice,” Ntagali said.
He condemned this and advised youth to heed to the advice of their parents and elders.
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