Archbishop Kazimba calls for establishment of churches in Military barracks
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, his grace Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has tasked the ministry of Defense to approve the construction of worship centres in different military barracks across the country.
Speaking during a thanksgiving service at the National defense college in Naminya ward, Njeru municipality, Buikwe district on Sunday, Archbishop Kazimba noted that establishing places of worship will enable soldiers to fellowship with God and access spiritual nourishment more easily since they are most of the time occupied with security concerns.
Kazimba who preached about the qualities of a good soldier cited the biblical Col. Conerious in the book of Acts 10, who spearheaded the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ during his time, encouraging members of the armed forces in Uganda to actively profess their faith in the different areas of deployment and effectively execute their mandate.
The Archbishop who noted that even men and women in uniform need God challenged soldiers and all other members of the armed forces to have faith in God, focus on leading corrupt free lives and desist from any involvement in undetectable money fraud schemes during the course of their careers.
The Archbishop also cautioned soldiers against engaging in multiple sexual affairs, saying that such acts will be an obstacle for them as they execute their mandate.
Edith Buturo, the Undersecretary at Defense Ministry revealed that plans to enable soldiers to easily access desirable places of worship in their areas of deployment are underway.