President Yoweri Museveni yesterday presided over the 100 years celebrations of Kinkizi diocese.
More importantly, was meeting his former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, after seven months or more.
The two leaders shook hands while Mbabazi, the chairman organising committee welcomed Museveni, the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, urged for unified politics quoting the day’s message as that of “the love that knows no political divide”.
Retired Bishop of North Kivu, the Rt Rev Enock Kayeye, also complemented Ntagali calling for harmony among church leaders.
Mbabazi to stick around a little longer
In his speech, the former ruling NRM Secretary General, said he would still attend the next centenary celebrations because he will be “around for at least more 100 years” because he is still energetic.
“Few people will witness the next centenary celebrations except myself,” he stated, adding, “I will have to try to be there for quite some time.”
He said he would try to be around so people won’t blame him for not trying.
“If I fail, people will know that I tried to support the church and all its projects.”
Amama who is expected to announce his bid for 2016 general elections last month said the foundation of Uganda’s leadership was hinged on the church.
He reiterated how the church too supported the bush war and struggle that brought NRM to power.
Museveni hits back: says when time comes, you go
In his turn, President Museveni said it was quite okay for Amama to say he will stick around longer but maintained that everyone has their limit.
“Mbabazi says he will still be here for 100 years,” Museveni noted.
He, quickly added: “When time comes, you go.”
The President did not pursue the matter further.
He contributed Shs 100m to the Uganda Institute for Science and Technology Nyamwegabira and deposited Shs 50m cash.
Museveni laid a foundation stone on the centenary memorial at Kanungu Technical Institute in Nyamwegabira.
Present at the occasion were; Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi and Ms. Jackline Mbabazi.