The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah has applauded the Diocese of Ankole for uniting the people of Ankole and for championing peace in the region.
Oulanyah said that Ankole has maintained a peaceful environment and this has greatly been as a result of the contributions of the church. He urged them to continue being peacemakers so that it flows to the rest of the country.
The Deputy Speaker said this at the 15th Anniversary celebrations for the Diocese and fundraising for the completion of Canon Buningwire Church guest house in Rushere, Kiruhura on Sunday, 13 January 2019.
“Blessed are the peace makers for theirs is the kingdom of heaven; so let us all continue on the same path of love, let us use this love to show to others who may wish to spoil the peace we have, the right way”, Oulanyah said.
Oulanyah recalled the period of turbulence that Uganda went through and said that it was regrettable that such events could occur in the Pearl of Africa. He called on the Christians of Rushere to reject any persons who do not recognize the many hurdles that Uganda went through.
“If anyone comes to you with no clear methods of strengthening the peace we have, do not listen to them. In fact, let them know that they have no place in your homes or communities,” he said.
The Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, Stephen Namanya hailed Oulanyah for his contributions to the country and in particular for steering Parliament in the right direction.
Col. Fred Mwesigye (NRM, Nyabushoozi) extended his appreciation to the Deputy Speaker for exemplary leadership in shaping the agenda for policies in the country. He committed to work together with Oulanyah for development. Mwesigye also assured the Oulanyah that he should feel at home, as the people of Ankole are now his family.
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