Christians all over the country will among other things pray for the country to get rid of the corruption monster in the new year.
Addressing journalists in Kampala, Bishop David Livingstone Kiganda, the Founder and senior pastor of the Christianity Focus Centre, Mengo, Kisenyi said despite thanking God for the achievements in the year 2018, they would also pray for the country to overcome a number of evils including corruption during their annual national prayer day and night on December 31.
“The good thing is there is good will from government to fight and uproot such monsters like corruption. We are going to pray in order to see them uprooted,”Kiganda said on Friday afternoon.
Kiganda said that the army or police cannot be deployed to fight corruption because it touches the hearts of culprits but noted that the only solution is through orientation into the right path using the word of God.
“Corruption has incapacitated the country and service delivery and we should start the year by praying to get rid of it. The approach should be showing the right path to our people and that way corruption will be dealt with.”
President Museveni recently launched reinvigorated efforts aimed at fighting corruption especially among civil servants and among them included creation of a new State House Anti –Corruption unit headed by Lt.Col.Edith Nakalema .
A Transparency International perception index report in February 2018 indicated that Uganda had stagnated at position 151 out of 180 countries surveyed in regards corruption.
Prayers for a good year
According to Christianity Focus Centre’s Bishop Kiganda the year 2018 has not been good at all and thus they would pray for a better year in 2019.
“The year 2018 has not been easy after claiming many lives of our loved ones including Col.Ibrahim Abiriga, celebrated Muhammad Kirumira, several women raped and killed in Wakiso, kidnapped women and many others,”Kiganda noted.
Unknown assailants in August brutally shot dead Kirumira near his home in Bulenga, Wakiso along the Kampala- Mityana road whereas Abiriga also met his death in a similar fashion as he returned home in Kawanda in June.
According to Kiganda, there is need to pray for the country to get rid of all such evils as the year begins.
“That alone mentioned explains how difficult the year has been and how important to start a new one in the presence of the Almighty to ask him to bless the forthcoming one but also thank God for sparing our lives from all kinds of tragedies and attacks that claimed many people.”
This year’s annual national prayer day event will be held at Old Kampala Secondary School playground.