Churches in Uganda urged to empower the youth with leadership skills
The Ntungamo Municipality MP Hon Gerald Karuhanga has challenged Churches in Uganda to empower the youths with leadership and self esteem skills in order to have political leaders with integrity and corrupt free in future.
According to Hon Karuhanga, Churches should have various apostolic crusade movements which are responsible for training young people with Church teachings, leadership skills, financial management and career guidance for them to remain focused.
The remarks were made during a Mass for the closure of a five day camp of the Eucharist Crusader’s Movement at Sacred Heart Ntungamo town Catholic Parish in Ntungamo Municipality.
He noted that Catholic crusade movements will enable young generation to grow up with Christian’s virtues, self esteem, integrity, confidence and debate eloquently of which all these qualities will influence them to become good leaders in the political arena.
Hon Karuhanga hailed the participants for joining the crusade movement, saying that it will help them to remain on the pathways for a bright future.
The end of the years rotational Eucharist Crusader’s Movement camp which was organised by the Mbarara Archdiocese attracted over 750 participants from 28 Catholic Parishes of Mbarara Archdiocese, Kabale,Hoima and Kasese dioceses.
The Mbarara Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop the Rt Rev Lambert Beinomugisha asked Crusaders to remain in Christ and be able to serve with integrity wherever they are called to serve.
Bishop Beinomugisha appealed to them not to relax after being trained but aim higher for the greater horizons.
He was assisted by the Vicar Sacred Heart Parish Rev Fr John Baptist Tumusiime and Rev Fr Richard Beinomugisha.
The chaplain of Eucharist Crusader’s Movement Mbarara Archdiocese Rev Fr Agaba Francis Kadiidi told the participant to be good servants noting that they are the leaders of tomorrow.
The Vice Chairperson Parish Council Kiiza Fedelis asked all believers to join hands to fight corruptions saying that corruption is eating up the service delivery and the country at large.
Kiiza who is also the Principal Assistant Secretary to the office of the Chief Administrative Officer Ntungamo District, noted that if the social economic transformation is to be realised in the community, Church and Country, there must be a sense of responsibility to fight the graft.
Speaking to the Vice Diocesan leader who is also Sacred Heart Parish leader, Shabaruhanga Claire noted that the camp was aimed at instilling the Catholic virtues into young generation in order to understand the Christian teachings.
The end of year Camp was under the theme” Your Kingdom come” from Mathew 6:10.