Tayebwa urges Anglican church to invest in education

Tayebwa urges Anglican church to invest in education
Mugalu and Tayebwa on Sunday | Courtesy

Tayebwa recognised the church's significant contribution to facilitating access to education, specifically mentioning Uganda Christian University in Mukono.

KAMPALA | Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has emphasised the importance of investing in education alongside building grand churches.

"Build big churches, but build even bigger schools. When we prioritize larger schools, they will produce individuals who can contribute to the development of even larger churches," Tayebwa encouraged the Anglican church.

He delivered this message while officiating at the groundbreaking ceremony of Saints Andrew and Philip Cathedral in Mukono district on Sunday, February 25.

Tayebwa recognised the church's significant contribution to facilitating access to education, specifically mentioning Uganda Christian University in Mukono.

"Mukono is now renowned as a center of excellence. During my visit to the university, I was impressed by its beauty and cleanliness. I am proud of you. Thank you," he added.

Tayebwa also urged the church leadership to encourage Christians to work diligently while seeking God.

"Working hard is crucial because some churches are sending the message that prayer alone is sufficient, neglecting the importance of hard work. Can we build a cathedral through prayer alone?" Tayebwa questioned.

The Deputy Speaker also expressed his appreciation for the role played by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, The Most Rev Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, in unifying all religious leaders.

"Unity is vital, and religion should unite us. Mugalu symbolizes unity in Uganda," Tayebwa stated.

Mugalu rallied Christians to support the construction of a new church building for Saints Andrew and Philip Cathedral, highlighting the need for Shs6 billion to replace the current 39-year-old facility.

"How many of you have been involved in the construction of a cathedral before? Namirembe Cathedral was built before many of us were born. Let's make history by building this cathedral," Mugalu urged.

He emphasised the importance of the Cathedral, noting that it has nurtured prominent bishops of the Church of Uganda, including Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo and Alfred Tucker.

Kazimba also pointed out that despite training several bishops, the diocese lacks its own cathedral.

"As we celebrate the first anniversary of Bishop Enos Kitto Kagodo, we face a challenge. I invite everyone to contribute. This Cathedral is for all of us; it is our project," Mugalu stated.

He expressed gratitude to the Deputy Speaker for his support of religious activities, highlighting his active participation in various fundraising endeavors.

"He loves the church and has supported several fundraising activities, including the recent Shs1 billion raised for the interior renovation of Namirembe Cathedral," Mugalu said.

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