26 November 2012

Uganda: Churches Can Be Starting Point for Nation-Building


THE glamorous, spacious and yet imposing St. Luke's church in Ntinda, on the outskirts of Kampala is a milestone in the history of St. Luke and the Church of Uganda.

Many church projects have been running for several years without completion. The cathedral has changed the skylines and given Ntinda a completely new look.

Construction began in December 2004 with contributions from church-goers who were determined to finish the building.

At completion it is estimated to have cost sh1b with a sitting capacity of over 1,200 and parking area of 150 vehicles.

Many Christians have admired the zeal and commitment by the church leaders, who include, Rev Canon Sam Tumwesigye and Rev. Monica Sebidega who have made worship at St. Luke's a life changing experience.

One thing I believe has contributed greatly to the completion of the church within acceptable timeline has been the fact that all worshipers are the same.

We do not have specific seats for special people, there is no tribalism, racism, nepotism which makes praying in St. Luke's one of those interesting moments.

All in all it is the committed congregation that have made St Luke what it is today.

Writer is the NSSF head of marketing/communications.

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