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Natives of Kasese urged to embrace government programs

BY OBED KULE KITHENDE

The entire population in Kasese district has been encouraged to embrace hard work as well as getting involved in government programs as an alternative means of fighting against poverty from their families.

The encouragement was sounded on Saturday by the District Chairperson, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi while addressing the congregation that had gathered at Kitholhu sub-county head quarters for an ecumenical service that was aimed at commemorating the Uganda Martyrs.

However, today’s ecumenical service was meant to celebrate the lives of the nine Local Leaders in the sub-county who were on October 09, 1989 killed by the NALU insurgents. They include Alfred Muhindo Byabaneni, John Baluku Mafuta, Gideon Bwambale Bagheni, Yokasi Bwambale Kiyideka, Selevest Kiseja Kisune, David Mbusa Kisabu Muleju Baguma, Ntolyo Mbusa Kapara and Anasanairi Mbandangatha.

In his remarks, Muhindi discouraged the residents from tendency of loitering, drug abuse and the excessive consumption of alcohol. He instead encouraged them to work hard in order to reduce the levels of poverty as well as leaving a memorable legacy after their death.

He also called for love and peace in their families and communities as some of the pillars of development. 

In his preaching, Rev. Fr. Vincent Bwambale, the Assistant Parish Priest for Kyabikere Roman Catholic Parish asked the parents to educate their children with passion, describing education as a key to success. Mr. Emmanuel Kule Maliba, the Kitholhu Sub-county Chairperson observed need for the government to develop a memorial site at the sub-county headquarters.  

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