Uganda Joint Christian Council has asked government to heed to the cries of Ugandans over the rising fuel and food crisis.
Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, Chairman UJCC says the crisis is taking its toll on many families and creating instability in schools and institutions of higher learning.
Lwanga says government is expected to act fairly and justly in accordance with the constitution and laws of the country but it is failing to do so in regards to the ongoing protests.
He notes that the prospect for further confrontation is looming as the government appears unwilling to engage the organizers of the Walk to work protests into face to face negotiations.
He says the developments facing the country in the wake of the recently concluded general elections require collective attention.
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President Yoweri Museveni last week said there is no need to engage in dialogue with the opposition, but Lwanga maintains dialogue is the only way to go.
If they fail to get the President on the table, other leaders will be engaged to resolve the problem. He however, was not forth coming on which religious leaders are championing the dialogue process.
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Metropolitan Lwanga also urges religious leaders to champion the cause of justice and to speak on behalf of the marginalized members of the community. He says this can be achieved through the gospel of reconciliation especially at this time when the country is facing the tensions arising from the walk to work campaign.
He says that Christians will commemorate the Public Way of the Cross by marching on the streets of Kampala and converge at Nakivubo stadium for prayers. Olara Otunnu, the UPC president has welcomed the intervention of UJCC saying religious leaders should assume their prophetic role by joining the protests.
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Jonah Lwanga maintains that their procession shall not be politicized but remains peaceful and spiritual beyond political boundaries.
The UJCC has organized 12 routes to be used by Christians on Friday. These include from the East of Kampala, Mbuya and Naguru, and from the Centre at All saints Cathedral led by His Grace Luke Orombi and Christ the King led by the parish chief Gerald Kalumba. Mulago, Makerere and Mulago hospital areas in the North.
From the West at St. Nicholas Namungona, Namirembe Cathedral led by Jonah Lwanga and others shall converge at Rubaga cathedral. In the South from Nsambya and Uganda martyrs Church of Uganda all heading to Nakivubo stadium for prayers.
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