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Bishop Ibrahim Nathan of the Daystar Cathedral Mbarara has said he has tried to pursue the money President Museveni pledged to the church last year but it has been a futile chase.

Mr Museveni attended last year’s Christmas prayers at the Born Again Faith affiliated church in Mbarara Town and pledged Shs80 million toward construction of the Cathedral. He paid Shs 20 million and Shs 60 million remained.

“When the President goes to a place, he pledges people are looking for their pledges but can’t find them. Let him first clear what he has pledged,” said Bishop Ibrahim. He was on Friday speaking at a function at which bicycles were given to church leaders at his church.

stronPhone callsstronBishop Ibrahim, who is also the head of Born Again Faith Churches in the region, said: “I have rung and rung (State House) but I am not getting a response.” He said the money was planned for roofing the cathedral but said he is concerned that by the time it comes, they will be through with the work. “It will be improper for it to come when we have finished roofing,” he said. He wondered whether the money is released but does not reach the beneficiaries.

Mbarara Municipality MP, Dr Medard Bitekyerezo, who was at the function said he will make sure he reminds the President about the pledge when they meet. Bishop Ibrahim distributed 400 bicycles which he said were procured using money he acquired from serving God.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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