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Police Impounds Truck Ferrying Believers to Cultivate Church Farms

Timothy Isooba, a member of the church told journalists that all church members are required to give back to the church through activities such as agriculture to sustain their faith.

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Iganga police have intercepted a truck ferrying over 135 members of the Universal Apostle Fellowship Church of Righteousness-UAFCR from Kirama village in Kaliro district to cultivate farms in Nakaseke district.    

Seventy five of the people aboard the truck registration number, UBA 400L were children below 15 years of age. The truck was intercepted this morning while trying to cross from Namungalwe town council to the Jinja-Iganga highway.  

Timothy Isooba, a member of the church told journalists that all church members are required to give back to the church through activities such as agriculture to sustain their faith.  

“Our church doesn’t depend on donors. We are locally founded in Busoga sub region; therefore every church member has a role to play in sustaining it for future generations. Some decide to contribute cash while others giveaway their families to cultivate on the church farms found in different parts of the country,” he said.    

One of the church leaders, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says they picked up the children from willing parents in exchange for school fees. 

“All the children seen on the truck are meant to help out cultivating farms where we get money to cater for their school dues,” he said.   

David Ndaula, the Iganga District Police Commander, says they have summoned the church leaders on charges of child labor.     

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UAFCR was founded by late Noah Kalange and Micross Mafabi in 1963 as a Uganda based faith without affiliation to any foreign or local church.

The faith is driven on the New Testament scripture of 2Timothy: 2:15, which states that, “do your best to win approval in God’s sight.”

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