By Spy Uganda
Kampala: As Uganda celebrates Christmas with the rest of the world, the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has called upon Ugandans to be custodians of peace and not violence as the country heads into the 2021 general elections adding that there is still life after elections.
”Our motto is for God and My Country. Irrespective of religion, we all love God. We should be agents of God in our deeds, let us have hope and love, They are both important. Love your neighbour as you love yourself. Would you kill yourself if you love yourself? Would you want to be beaten?” Lwanga said on Friday during the Christmas service at Lubaga Cathedral.
The Kampala Archbishop noted that it is everyone’s responsibility to emulate God by spreading love to everyone and that in doing so, anything that is against God would be avoided.
“We ask Jesus Christ to help us and the country not go into violence. Let us all promote peace and that is the reason Jesus appeared, his message was peace. That peace is what God wants us to have. Let us do things that promote peace. Politicians should work for peace in our country. Whatever helps us promote peace should be done.” he added.
Lwanga further tasked voters to ask the various presidential candidates to explain what their plan is on avoiding violence and preaching peace adding that people should only vote for those who are ready to promote peace in the forthcoming election.
“Ask them how they will handle problems like violence, corruption, and tribalism. As the Uganda Joint Christian Council, we say all candidates should tell us how to they will deal with the country’s problems instead of abusing each other. Tell us your plans to overcome those problems and how to gain sincere peace in our country.”
In the same vein, Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese while preaching to the congregation on Christmas at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Gulu City, he urged the electoral commission to work with honesty and ensure that the elections are free and fair.
“To the Electoral Commission the responsibility you are carrying is so big and if you mishandle it then you are dooming this country and you should know that. Therefore honesty, transparency, courage, commitment, and love for the people of this nation is your top priority and it is the sign of your loyalty to God whom we say in our motto For God and My Country,” John Baptist Odama Said