By Sophan Nowamanya

The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi Gaddie Akanjuna has implored Christians to embrace saving culture as a move to fight poverty in their families.

Akanjuna was yesterday speaking during the induction of Ven Epaphra Turyamureeba at St Peters Muyebe church of Uganda Archdeaconry. Presiding over the function Bishop Akanjuna asked Christians to change the style of life they live so as to save something.

He noted that poverty has increased in most families due to the fact that people spend money on useless stuff like alcohol, and clothes, among others. He adds that the church has the moral duty of improving the welfare of the people by working to eradicate poverty, disease, and corruption.

Akanjuna asked parents and stakeholders to embrace the education of their children and teach the family chores saying that they are the hopes of the country, adding that most children are suffering from abuse, defilement, and early marriage because of selfish decisions made by their parents.

Preaching during the service, Bishop of East Rwenzori Diocese Rt Rev George Turyasingura emphasized the need for Christians to believe in God as their creator such that they are able to grow in Christ.

Catherine Atwakire Ndamira, the Kabale district woman member of parliament, re-echoed the bishop’s message of fighting poverty saying that the church should partner with the Government in areas of Development thus pledging for continued support by giving piglets to households.

Ven Epaphra Turyasingura vowed to work with Christians through spreading the gospel of Christ and unity among the Christians.

Different dignitaries that graced the function include Lawyer Elvis Twenda, Canon Enock Kazooba the Chairperson of Ryakarimira Town council, and religious leaders, among others.

At the same function, the New archdeacon was gifted with a goat from Ndorwa East parliamentary hopeful Alexander Kyokwijuka.