Religious leaders urged to use their pulpits to spearhead the fight against HIV/Aids.
The Prime Minister of Uganda Dr. Ruhakana Livingstone Rugunda has asked religious leaders to use their pulpits to spearhead the fight against HIV/Aids.
Prime Minister Rugunda remarks were contained in a speech that was read over the weekend by the State minister of Finance for Planning, David Bahati while speaking as the guest of honor during the fundraising service for the construction of the catechist house at Keitankombe Church of Uganda in Nyamweru sub county in Rubanda district.
Rugunda said that religious leaders should support the government in the fight against HIV since were key partners and have the power to convince the congregation.
He also asked the public to test to know their HIV status, and if they are infected to take the proper medication. The premier also cautioned the public against involving in multiple sexual relationships saying that they risk contracting HIV status.
The proprietor of Kirigime Guest House and Manhattan Hotel Kabale, Barnard Turyasingura who organized the fundraising, said that he was forced to do so following the poor state in which the house of the
catechist is in.
Prime Minister Rugunda contributed 120 iron sheets and two million shillings while Minister Bahati contributed three million shillings towards the construction of the house.