Ugandans have been urged not to be misguided towards destabilizing the peace that the country is enjoying.
Speaking during prayers held in commemoration of the 33rd NRA/NRM Liberation Anniversary at Najjanankumbi SDA Church, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah called on Ugandans to treasure the current stability in the country.
“If anybody tells you to go back to the situation of 33 years ago where there were wars in this country, kindly tell them no, never again.” Oulanyah said.
In reference to the past political disorder, insecurity, and broad-day light violence of human rights, the Deputy Speaker said the country has for the past 33 years made tremendous progress in all aspects.
“The story of the NRM Liberation struggle is only half told if you don’t talk about the country’s turbulent past. I say this so that the young people can understand where we have come from,” he added.
Oulanyah who was Chief Guest at the event that doubled as a fundraising drive for the expansion of the same church, called on the people to emulate Biblical prophets such as Ezra and Nehemiah to build the Church and country. He made a contribution of Sh 5 Million towards the church expansion project.
“We are going to build the church and use the same spirit to build the country. May we use today to renew our faith and patriotic call.” He stressed.
The Deputy Speaker was accompanied by the Government Chief Whip, Hon Ruth Nankabirwa who called on Ugandans to seek God and pray for the leaders for the country for more strength and wisdom. She contributed Sh 2 Million towards the project.
On her part, the NRM National Treasurer, Hon Rose Namayanja Nsereko who doubled as the Chairperson of the Organising Committee thanked the guests for taking time off their busy schedules to attend the event. She made a contribution of Sh15 Million towards the project.