Practice what you preach and reject Museveni’s Shs5b- MPs tell religious leaders

Nelson Bwire Kapo

Nelson Bwire Kapo

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The voice of religious leaders opposing the Shs.29 million age limit money was very loud and now it’s their turn. MPs must be feeling what goes around comes around after a Shs.5 billion Museveni donation to inter-religious council.

A cross-section of Members of Parliament has asked religious leaders to reject the five billion shillings pledge made by President Museveni saying it will compromise the Church.

Museveni made the pledge on Friday, during a meeting with religious leaders under their umbrella body Inter-religious Council of Uganda. The money, according to the president, is to facilitate the council to fight poverty, among the flock.

Nakaseke South MP Ssemakula Luttamaguzi said it is evil for religious leaders to receive Museveni’s pledge. “It is regarded sacrilegious; it is part of corruption.”

Manjiya country MP, John Baptist Nambashe questioned the motive by the head of state.

“The money coming at a time when the relationship between the head of state and religious leaders had deteriorated is of course to all who care to analyse a compromise. It is meant to compromise the religious leaders to tow the line,” he said

“We are waiting as legislators to see whether they are also going to return that money of it will be a compromise for them to support the powers that be,” Nambashe added.

 

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