Bishop threatens to walk out of fundraising drive

Soroti- Drama ensued during a church fundraising ceremony last Saturday when a bishop aspiring for Serere County MP seat attempted to walk away in protest after the master of ceremonies sarcastically asked him to quit the race for the good of the Gospel.

Bishop Patrick Okabe of Impact Ministries, who was among the hundreds of Christians that thronged St John’s Church of Uganda in Kamod Sub-county, Serere District, treated Mr Jonathan Ebwalu’s utterance as an insult after he contributed Shs200,000.

Bishop Okabe’s colleagues also threatened to walk away if Mr Ebwalu did not withdraw the statement.

Mr Elijah Okupa, the Kasilo County MP, intervened to cool the tempers. Mr Ebwalu later apologised saying he was not being malicious.

Mr Muruli Mukasa, the minister for Gender, who represented the Prime Minister, Dr Rukakana Rugunda as chief guest, urged the church to cooperate with the State in development.

Mr Mukasa also appealed to the church to join government in spearheading the campaign for prosperity for all.

The minister delivered Shs5 million as contribution from Dr Rugunda for the completion of the church.

He asked church leaders to continue teaching the youth against the dangers of HIVAids. Bishop George William Erwau of Soroti Diocese asked Christians to always contribute generously towards church activities.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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