Government Pledges 16 Billion for Namugongo Shrines

Ssekandi says Government realizes the potential of tourism in Uganda.
The altar at Namugongo that was recently redeveoped
President Museveni has pledged to provide 16 billion Shillings for further construction of the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo.

This was revealed today by the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, who represented President Museveni at Uganda Martyrs day commemoration in Namugongo. President Museveni is currently out of the country on official duties.

Museveni  said, in a written speech, that government already provided 32 billion Shillings for the construction of Namugongo and that additional 16 billion Shillings will be released in the next financial year to complete the task.

Namugongo, according to the President, will be the prime religious destination in the world once all the developments are done.

Ssekandi observed that the presence of pilgrims from all parts of the world shows the significance of Martyrs for Ugandans and other Christians world over.

Ssekandi says government recognizes the importance of tourism to the overall development of the country. He said government will support spiritual development and tourism.