By; Francis Jjunju
The Episcopal Vicar Kampala Vicariate Msgr. Gerald Kalumba has clarified that Catholic Church is accountable on political issues that conflict with people’s social welfare though it does not participate in politics.
Msgr. Kalumba noted out that the issue of land amendment bill which is dizzying people’s mind saying that the church can’t stay silent but to advice when it sights some havoc that could be caused if it is not well scrutinized.
The now one of the most discussable bills in the country is before Parliament seeking to amend the constitution to enable the central government or local government to compulsorily acquire land prior to payment of compensation is itself unconstitutional on many grounds.
Fr. Kalumba urges government to engage all stakeholders before it comes out with approved amendments and advises Ugandans never to fold hands when they are being affected.
He said all this while leading a mass for the celebrations of Nsambya deanery day at St. Ponsiano Kyamula where he also reminded Catholics against associating with bad behaviors like, jealousy, corruption and poor leadership which represents bad weed in the garden that must be uprooted.
However, at the same function in an effort to furnish St. Ponsiano Kyamula a sub parish currently in Munyonyo Parish, Nsambya deanery contributed 2 million shillings towards that work being that it is the headquarters of the deanery and a place where St. Ponsiano Ngondwe was killed.
The deanery comprises of; St. Charles Lwanga Parish Ggaba, Our lady of Mt. Camel Kansanga, St. Peter’s Parish Nsambya, Munyonyo Martyr’s Shrine and St. Agnes Parish Makindye.