By our reporter
The state Minister of Finance for planning, David Bahati has asked Ugandans to embrace proper hygienic practices in a bid to reduce on diseases.
Bahati said that most people in Uganda fall sick due to poor hygienic practices.
“It is always advisable to always wash our hands every time we go to the latrine but rarely do some people do it which has led to various sicknesses in our communities,” he said.
Bahati was addressing Christians at St. Andrew’s Kamuronko Church of Uganda in Maziba Sub-County, Kabale district during a fundraising ceremony for the expansion of their church on Sunday.
He further asked the public to be cautious of the HIV/AIDS scourge which is still a great challenge in society.
“HIV/AIDS is still real and it is currently on an increase especially in married people. Over Ushs.800 billion is still being spent on the victims of this disease,” said Bahati.
Bahati called upon parents to embrace the feeding campaign that was recently launched by the first lady for their children to perform well academically.
The minister also called on the public to desist from divisionism based on religion.
“The challenges the country is facing are not specific to any category of people be it any religion so it is important for us to stand out together and we ensure our development collectively,” he added.
Over 6 million shillings was raised towards the fundraising while the minister also donated 100 iron sheets to the church.
Speaking at the function, Rev. Basherura Kayongo, the archdeacon of Kamuronko said that the church is focusing on expansion to make it possible for Christians to have comfortable worship.
“We have been having challenges in worship as the church has proved to be small for us especially when we have big events,” he said.
In his sermon, the emeritus Bishop of North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Enock Kayeye asked Christians to always be thankful to God for his endless blessings upon them.