8 January 2013

Uganda: 'I Will Not Get Involved in Politics' - Archbishop

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, has said he will steer clear of politics.

"I am not a politician. I am a religious leader. I will not get involved in politics, but preach to the politicians because they are members of the Church," he said.

Ntagali made the remarks while addressing over 900 young people during a youth conference organised by the North Ankole Diocese at Kaaro High School in Kiruhura district last week.

He promised to work with politicians in the fight against corruption, which he said, was stifling development in the country. Ntagali also hailed such gatherings organised by the Church, saying they help in guiding the youth to lead proper lives.

"I appeal to parents to value these gatherings. It is for the good of their children and families," he said.

He urged parents to always send their children to such conventions so that they grow in the Christian faith.

He said it would help them become better and development-oriented people in future.

The function was also attended by the Nyabushozi County MP, Col. Fred Mwesigye and the Bishop of North Ankole Diocese, the Rt. Rev. John Muhanguzi.

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