Kasese residents reminded on the need to have respect for the elderly persons


The general public in Kasese district has been reminded to accord respect to the older persons for their contributions they continue playing for the development of this country.

The Retired Bishop of South Rwenzori Diocese, Bishop Zebedee Kahangwa Masereka says that Uganda has immensely developed because the older persons both dead and alive played a crucial role.

Bishop Masereka who also doubles as the Assistant Presidential Advisor in-Charge of Western region sounded this during the official inauguration of Mugume Senior Citizens Fellowship at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kasese town.

Mugume Senior Citizens Fellowship a platform that will unite all people aged above 60 years and the sitting Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Nason Baluku has since advised that the fellowship extends across the Diocese.

According to Bishop Masereka who is also the Patron of the fellowship, the young people need to respect the older persons because they went through difficult times to greatly contribute to what the country is currently enjoying.

However, Bishop Masereka advised the older persons to stop disregarding themselves as useless instead they should check their dietary and life styles to enjoy what they started in their respective communities.

The Fellowship Chairperson, Mr. Ivan Syauswa told the congregation that they started meeting as older persons in 2016.

Syauswa says that the young person relevant but the elderly is necessary for the continuity of the church.

The Sub Dean at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ven. Charles Mbusa who is also a member acknowledged that the older persons have gone through thick and thin life to develop this country. ENDS.

1 Comment

  • Muhindo Girison February 26, 2024

    It’s really very important as young people to know our roots. Isaiah 51:1 – this states that we should know that Rock we were formed in. Our elders appeared before us and paved our way.

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