Preach against corruption in Christmas sermons, FDC urges Religious leaders

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By Leonard Kamugisha Akida,
KAMPALA:

“Our appeal to the church leaders is to preach against the ills of corruption and send a message to the corrupt officials that the time for embezzling taxpayer’s money is up! Because they are the same people that occupy the front seats in churches,”

As days are bing nnumbered to celebrate the Christmas Day; tge Birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, political organizations, Anti-Corruption bodies are calling on church leaders to preach against corruption evils that are eating up the nation.

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Uganda’s popular popular opposition party, FDC, has called on religious leaders nationwide to use their pulpits and preach on the ills of corruption and to expose the corrupt in their sermons.

The remarks have been made by John Kikonyogo, the party Deputy PRO, at the press briefing on Monday in Najjanankumbi Kampala.

The senior FDC member said; “”Our appeal to the church leaders is to preach against the ills of corruption and send a message to the corrupt officials that the time for embezzling taxpayer’s money is up! Because they are the same people that occupy the front seats in churches,”

The party contends that faith based institutions have a responsibility of fighting against corruption in the society becuase they have raised platforms that serve as guidelines to all believers.

“Its a humiliation to the house of the Lord for the corrupt officials to occupy the front seats, and are always the first to come to the holy communion tables. The congregation should occupy those seats to deny them (corrupt officials)chances to occupy the frontline seats.” John Kikonyogo said.

Meanwhile, FDC implores parents not to over spend on buying the Christmas items as dates for the reopening of schools in January nears.

“FDC wishes everybody a merry christmas and appeals to parents not to spend extravagantly in this season and save money help in the reporting of learners to schools.”

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