Politicians Dominate Way Of Cross Procession in Luweero

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Politicians dominated the Way of the Cross procession in Luweero town council in what has been viewed as a campaign strategy ahead by election for Woman Member of parliament and Local government seats.

Politicians dominated the Way of the Cross procession in Luweero town council in what has been viewed as a campaign strategy ahead by election for Woman Member of parliament and Local government seats.
 
Among the notable politicians in procession were Lilian Nakate and Rebecca Nalwanga who have expressed interest in the post of Luweero Woman Member of Parliament seat. Luweero LC 3 chairman Charles Ssebyala, Katikamu sub county chairperson Sam Sserunjogi, FDC Chairman Bwanika Bbale  among others eyeing various seats in local government also took part in the procession.
 
The joint way of the cross procession was led by Kasana-Luweero Bishop Paul Ssemwogere, Luweero Diocese Bishop Evans Kisekka and Right Reverend John Kibuuka Bbosa of the Orthodox faith.
 
However the politicians took the residents by surprise when they emerged on Luweero-Kampala highway and Luweero-Kiwoko roads carrying the cross and imitating and recounting the death of Jesus Christ.
 
The Luweero Town LC 3 Chairman Charles Ssebyala explained that his action was to demonstrate that a leader must be exemplary and God-fearing.
 
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Lilian Nakate an aspirant for Luweero Woman MP seats says that she wanted to use the day to re-affirm her committment to God and seek His blessing ahead of the by election.
 
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But James Lubwama, a Christian, dismissed the politicians gestures as vote seeking antics.
 
Joanita Naiga another Christians says the gesture was fair but  politicians ought to emulate Jesus Christ leadership skills rather than using church for political gains.
 
In their joint message Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere, Evans Kisekka and Rt Reverend John Kibuuka preached love, patience, peace, charity and simplicity in Easter season and all time to come.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.