President Museveni has warned newspapers against publishing false information aimed at causing confusion.
Museveni made the remarks at Hotel Africana in Kampala, where he was a guest of honour at a conference organized by the Wekembe Group, a Sacco founded by Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga in 1995 to help Christians eradicate poverty from their homes.
“I want really to warn some of these newspapers that we are here to build our country. As Christians, we work for peace not for discord. They should not make it a business to spread discord,” he said.
The President’s warning to the media followed remarks by Kampala Archdiocese Archbishop, Cyprian Lwanga, that some newspapers were publishing unresearched information.
Mr Museveni also appreciated the approach adopted by the church through helping wananchi to create wealth, likening it to government’s Operation Wealth Creation programme that seeks to support farmers to better their incomes.
The President said he would partner with the church and encourage OWC to learn from the former’s approach where beneficiaries are only supported after intensive training.
The government, said the President, would give Wekembe Group Shs500 million in the next financial year to prop its activities.
Archbishop Lwanga said Wekembe Group is not limited to Catholics, adding that beneficiaries are drawn from all faiths.
He urged Ugandans to promote peace in their communities, families, neighbours as well as in the country and above all with God.
Wekembe Group was founded by Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga The initiative has so far supported 12,800 beneficiaries organised in 526 community based associations in eight districts of Butambala, Kampala, Luweero, Mpigi, Mukono, Nakaseke, Buikwe and Wakiso.