Religious Leaders Sight Serious Need for Reconciliation
The inter-religious council of Uganda is considering resurrecting its plans to hold a national reconciliation process to save the country from problems.
Giving their Christmas message at a press conference at the IRCU headquarters in Kampala today, the chairman of the council who doubles as the archbishop of the church of Uganda, His grace Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu notes that the current divide on religious, political, tribal, economic lines among Ugandans needs to be handled by calling for a national dialogue where people will reconcile with other for forgiveness.
Dr. Kazimba adds that the national dialogue and reconciliation process will kick off after the country holds the general elections and will bring together people from all divides.
The faithful also ask presidential candidates not to continue attacking each other while campaigning but rather preach what their manifestos state.
They add that attack language breeds divide and hatred among voters which is very dangerous for the process and future of the nation.
The IRCU also confirms that the earlier planned second presidential debate will not happen due to lack of funds to organize the event.
In 2016, the country hosted its first presidential debate series and here candidates were able to tell the country what they had in stock for them if they were elected presidents.
Early in this electoral process the inter religious council of Uganda had confirmed to host the second presidential debate but today MSGR Charles Kasibante a board member of IRCU revealed that this will not happen following failure to raise the needed funds to hold the event.
MSGR. Kasibante further expresses his concern that this time Ugandans are not going to get a chance to hear from the candidates on what they have for them to help them make a proper decision on 14th January 2021.