By Watchdog reporter
President Yoweri Museveni has commended Pastor Samuel Kakande for not only preaching the Gospel but also for embracing developmental projects.
Mr Museveni cited Pastor Kakande’s big farm project around the Kafu area in Bunyoro Sub-Region.
He urged Christians of Synagogue Church in particular and Ugandans at large to blend prayer with work.
The President was last evening addressing thousands of Christians at Nakivubo Stadium in Kampala who had gathered for a two-day crusade that was organized by the Kakande Ministries, a Christian faith group that is based at Ku Bbiri, Mulago in Kampala. He highly commended the worshipers for being possessed “with the holy spirit instead of alcohol.”
The President urged all Ugandans to exploit their God-given talents fully by working hard to create wealth in their homesteads. “We shall know them by their fruits,” he observed. He pledged Shs.50 million (fifty million) to aid the development programmes of Pastor Kakande’s Synagogue Church.
Mr. Museveni said that the NRM Government policy is to guarantee freedom of worship adding that the Movement detests sectarian tendencies based on religion, tribe, etc. He noted that Born Again Christians were shown in last year’s census to constitute11% up from 4% in 2011. He attributed this increase in the number of the Born Again Christians to the policy of freedom of worship that the Movement Government has guaranteed in Uganda.
Pastor Kakande commended the President for coming to their crusade and also for the freedom of worship, peace and development in the country.
“Your presence means a lot to us and Ugandans. If it was not for peace in the country, these people would not be here. We are grateful to God who has used you for all these positive developments in our country,” Pastor Kakande said.
Pastor Kakande called on congregation to pray for the President to consolidate further the peace the country is enjoying.