Monday, June 22, 2015

Uganda's president pledges support for unfinished Adventist church

The unfinished Kikandwa Seventh-day Adventist Church in Uganda. [photo courtesy of the Uganda Union]


June 17, 2015 | Kampla, Uganda | Samuel Mwebaza, Uganda Union Communication Director

President Yoweri K. Museveni has pledged to support the unfinished Kikandwa Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Central Uganda Conference. The president’s pledge came when he made a stopover to the church in Kikandwa to pay his respects to the late Babumba Luttamaguzi Edidian who was brutally killed in 1981. The president was on his way to Dwaniro in Kiboga district to commemorate the Heroes Day, which honors the struggle to liberate Uganda.

President Museveni pledged to contribute 200 bags of cement and 200 pieces of iron sheets towards the completion Kikandwa Adventist Church. Pastor Moses Kalibbala, who was on the ground when the president visited, expressed his appreciation of behalf of the church and also offered a prayer for him. While speaking to Kalibbala on phone, he has confirmed that all the 200 bags of cement promised were delivered on June 11, and the that the iron sheets were on their way. Kalibbala said the church is working tirelessly to complete the plastering and roofing work for the church.

The land for the Kikandwa Adventist church was donated by the family of the late Babumba Luttamaguzi, a former Seventh-day Adventist prominent church member, who together with several other church members and close friends were killed by government forces in 1981 their homes, which were in the neighborhood of the Kikandwa Adventist church.

It is believed that during this time, president Museveni was hiding in one of the aforementioned home and wouldn’t have survived if the people in the home didn’t hide him.

This is not the first time President Museveni has extended similar help to the Kikandwa church. Last year 2014 in the month of July, he also made a similar stopover and also donated 200 bags of cement together with 200 iron sheets. So when he come over this time and found work was not yet completed, he then directed that more help be offered to have the Church fully completed.

Source: "Adventist News Network"


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