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Museveni turns to God in fight against corruption

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    By Sheila Naturinda

    Posted Friday, June 18 2010 at 00:00

    Following widespread corruption, President Museveni has declared June 21, a day for prayer at the Kololo Airstrip, Kampala. The day will be used to ask God for forgiveness and pray for the country’s repentance.

    Mr Museveni, in a press statement read for him by the Minister for the Presidency, Dr Beatrice Wabudeya, asked Ugandans to pray for the same cause. “Not withstanding the stability we have enjoyed for the last 24 years, there are things that have gone against our expectation… Like embezzlement, illicit enrichment and misuse of public funds,” the statement reads.

    “We shall gather together for a special day of prayer and repentance so that we may thank God and seek his mercy and forgiveness for this great chosen nation.”
    He added: “Ugandans who may not be able to come to Kololo may gather in convenient places within their locations for the same purpose on that day.”


    The national prayers are expected to attract all regardless of political or religious affiliation. Ms Wabudeya was accompanied by Ethics Minister James Nsaba Buturo.
    Human rights activists said although the country urgently needs the prayers, the government also has failed in some areas. Mr Livingstone Sewanyana, the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, said praying to God is one thing and doing what God expects of us is another.

    Mr Museveni cautioned that Uganda risks losing out on God’s blessings for if disobedience prevails “on the other hand, we stand to gain if, we obey God.”
    The President cites bribery, human sacrifice, sexual perversion, witchcraft and misuse of funds as some of the immoral things that have affected the country.
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    Another sign of failed leadership!!
     
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