Museveni gives Shs200m to church raided by Amama Youth


Mbabazi visiting a church in Kigezi


President Yoweri Museveni has donated Shs 200m to patch up All Saints church in Kabale district.

President Museveni flew from Hoima to Entebbe State House last night only to be told his guests were waiting at Nakasero in Kampala.

Museveni arrived at around 9pm in the night.

He met Rt Rev Engineer George Bagamuhunda, the Bishop Kigezi diocese, Prime Minister Rt Hon Ruhakana Rugunda, Mrs Jenina Kabakiraho, Kaka Matama, Ben Mayanja and Rev Elkana Turagyenda.

President Museveni who looked tired did not know the church he was donating to.

Museveni pointed out to his guests that he has already helped Rugarama cathedral alot.

“I gave two vehicles and millions to construct the church which is not finished yet,” he was losing his temper.

But Ben Mayanja chirped in quickly and explained that Rugarama cathedral had been completed.

Mayanja said the other Shs 100m went to convention building but they needed more for the town church (All Saints).

“Your Excellency when you passed Kabale town in January, you could have seen a big church near Kabale police,” he tried to enlighten the President.

“I don’t remember it,” Museveni cut him short, losing his patience.

“I got a budget of Shs 200m from you. I am giving you the Shs 200m,” Museveni resolved.

He added: “Thank you for supporting me. Tell Christians to add on the balance.”

He then excused himself in order to prepare for the Kisoro journey.

The guests had been picked by police cars from the bus park on Thursday morning and first camped at Rugunda’s home.

It is now believed that the Umoja youth, a group allied to Amama Mbabazi is to credit for the quick release of the money to build the church.

Last month, pro-Mbabazi youths stormed the church during a thanksgiving service clad in T-shirts bearing the ex-premier’s photo.

The youths stormed demanded to be allowed contribute towards the construction of the church.

The parish priest, Reverend Erican Turagyenda, tried to block the youths saying the church wasn’t a political platform resulting into a struggle for the microphone forcing several Christians to scamper out of church.

The Pro-Mbabazi youths under Umoja have been traversing Kigezi region to drum up support for Amama Mbabazi ahead of the 2016 polls.

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