President Museveni has declared the national prayer day a public holiday all over the country.
In a statement released on Thursday, Museveni said following the successful national prayers organized on August 29, 2020 to pray for the country to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic, he has decided to declare the day a public holiday.
“Therefore, by the powers given to the President of Uganda by Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act, I declare the 29th of August 2020, a day of National Prayers and a Public Holiday,” Museveni said.
He noted that the day came about when someone intimated to him that God had told him a vision that he should organize national prayers to pray for the country.
According to Museveni, the day will be celebrated every August,29 and will be a public holiday to dedicate the country into God’s hands.
“Stay in your houses or compounds and pray. I have invited a few religious leaders to come to Entebbe State House and pray together with Janet and myself when you are all watching on TV or listening on Radios.”
“I appeal to all Ugandans to join this massive act of supplication. This is in the Book of Matthew chapter 7 verse 7. In English it says: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”