President Museveni on Sunday, joined Christians at Lubya Hill in Rubaga Division, Kampala to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Orthodox Christianity in Uganda. The celebration was led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga.
This comes less than two months after the Bishop Jonah Lwanga made controversial comments on president Museveni’s life presidency campaign.
During yesterday’s service, Museveni laid a foundation stone for construction of Aghia Sophia Orthodox Cathedral estimated to cost $4 million.
He made a Shs300m contribution to the project and also pledged to support the church and priests’ Saccos.
Speaking to the congregation, the President called upon the church to preach about prosperity and wealth creation.
‘As the church guides its followers to salvation, it is important they also teach them about prosperity and wealth creation. Empowered Christians means an empowered church. The church should help amplify government’s message on commercial agriculture and other wealth-creation ventures,’ the president said.