Mbale Clergy Urges Ugandans To Use Jubilee Celebrations For Reflection

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Delivering a sermon for the golden jubilee celebrations on Tuesday at St Austin Catholic Church in Mbale, Father Timothy Mayamba, the parish priest, noted that this is an opportune time for all Ugandans to evaluate their contribution to Uganda.

Citizens, especially leaders in Uganda, have been asked to use the golden jubilee celebrations to evaluate their lives.

Delivering a sermon for the golden jubilee celebrations on Tuesday at St Austin Catholic Church in Mbale, Father Timothy Mayamba, the parish priest, noted that this is an opportune time for all Ugandans to evaluate their contribution to Uganda.

He asked each person especially the leaders to take time to assess what contribution they have made in shaping the country into what it is today.
 
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Father Mayamba also noted that people should not only look at the achievements the country has registered but analyse it’s trying moments in order to find measures to prevent such reoccurrences.

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Where the media fraternity across the country has been attacked by several leaders, Fr. Mayamba hailed the media for what he described as an amazing job they have played in enlightening the nation through various outlets on the evolution of the nation.

He said such information will help the present generation appreciate what their fore fathers went through and instil spirit of patriotism so that they can safeguard the developments achieved.
 
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Celebrations to mark 50 years of Uganda’s Independence from colonial rule is only at a national level after government suspended celebrations at the district level.

Government advised the various districts to schedule a later date after the national celebrations at Kololo Independence Grounds.

Tecla Kinalwa, a secretary in the Office of the President, said district officials including the district LC5 chairpersons, Resident District Commissioners (RDC), Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) and the district National Resistance Movement party chairpersons were all invited to attend the national independence celebration and would therefore not be present in the districts.

She said the respective district leaders would fix different dates for the golden jubilee celebrations for their districts.

The national celebration is taking place at the Uhuru grounds in Kololo to mark Uganda’s 50 years of independence.
President Yoweri Museveni has already joined a team of 10 presidents who have so far arrived for the Jubilee celebrations.

The new 5000-seater pavilion at Kololo is filled to capacity as people continue to gather for the event.