Yoweri Museveni has requested that all Christians throughout the country stop thinking that praying alone without working is enough to lift them out of poverty.
President Yoweri Museveni has called on all Christians around the country to stop the idea of thinking prayer alone without work will help elevate them from poverty.
“In the same light, I call upon all of you to work hard especially you Christians. Do not sit and pray for miracle wealth.
Work so that you represent God better. Let your light shine before men so that they see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven,” Museveni made the remarks over the weekend while attending the ‘Light Up Luwero for Jesus Mission Crusade’ organised by Pastor Patience Rwabwogo and the Covenant Nations Church.
In part of his speech, the President also commended his daughter Patience for being the first pastor in his lineage. He said he is happy to see that someone he knows closely is helping bring the people of Luweero closer to God.
“I thank my daughter Patience for bringing me here where I had to put landmines for the Obote people, but this time, I have come in peace. I thank Patience for being the first Pastor in my whole family tree and for teaming up with Bishop Lwere to come and pray for the people in Luwero, to set them free of the spiritual bondages they had.”
Meanwhile, he rubbished the talk that the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government has over the years abandoned the people of Greater Luweero following the war that brought them into power in 1986.
For years, following a number of media interviews with residents of Luweero, many continue to reiterate that the NRM has done less to support their welfare with the reason linkened to their area being a war zone back then before the current government came to power.
Speaking about this however, Museveni explained that the people who have held leadership positions in the past years in the district were just not supportive to them but the government initiatives were in place most especially those to do with elevating them out of poverty.
He said even now the current leaders they chose have not benefited them. He in addition, promised that they (NRM) are determined to rebuild their relationship with them.
“It is not true that the government forgot the people of Greater Luwero. Let us start our relationship between the government and the people of Luwero afresh. We sent some leaders to you who didn’t help much while you also elected leaders who were not helpful. But today, we are starting afresh,” the president added.