By APN Reporter
The Bishop of South Rwenzori Diocese Rt. Rev. Jackson Nzerebende Tembo has asked the government to consider opening up a public service volunteers’ wing as an opportunity for the unemployed professional citizens to generously give off time to countless causes as volunteer civil servants.
Bishop Nzerebende made the observation today speaking as the guest of hournor during the 7th part of the 19th graduation of Uganda Christian University Bishop Barham University College Kabale where 154 graduates were awarded certificates, diplomas, degrees and masters in different academic disciplines. The function was held at the university’s multipurpose hall in Rugarama Kabale municipality.
Now speaking at the function, Bishop Nzerebende noted that opening up national volunteers’ programme will harness the skills and commitment of citizens, restore the lost community action, improve public service outcome, as well as the quality of life in the population of Uganda
The Bishop also said that the programme once put in place shall help new graduates gain the much needed experience and understanding in civil service thus helping in a fight against unemployment.
Similarly, the University’s vice chancellor Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi requested the government to accord the necessary support for private institutions by creating an atmosphere in which not for profit private universities can thrive, especially in the area of Value Added Tax and Income tax relief.
The function was also attended by the Bishop of the diocese of Kigezi Rt Rev Eng George Bagamuhunda among other guests.