Several church leaders want Government to open
places of worship, saying they are essential to the wellbeing of Ugandans.
The church leaders made the appeal at a press briefing organised by the
Information and Communication Technology-ICT Ministry at Uganda Media Center on
the role men can play to stop gender and domestic violence and update the
country on the Covid19 situation.
Pastor Solomon Brian Mwesige from Good News Church
in Bulenga asked government to consider opening places of worship like it has
done to shopping malls and other businesses.
He revealed that several people
have been piling pressure on churches to ask Government to open their places of
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Dr. William Ssekanjako, who represented the Catholic Church,
asked Government to include them essential. He said Government can put in place
standard operating procedure for places of worship.
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Rogers Nambuli from the Anglican Church, said
opening places of worship will give hope to many Ugandans.
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In her response, Nabakooba
promised to share the request of the clergy with the National Covid19 Task
force, saying she can’t make a decision on her on.
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Government suspended congregational prayers as
part of the control measures against Covid19. Corona virus spread through
contact with the droplets of an infected person.