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Kasaija inspects Construction Works at Namugongo

Kasaija inspects Construction Works at Namugongo



Finance Minister Matia Kasaija visited Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine,Namugongo to inspect the construction works at the Presbytery (Priests' residence and shrine offices) which is part of the overall plan to redevelop the  Catholic Shrine into a modern facility.

The Finance Ministry in January last year  (2023) approved and transferred Shs.3.5 billion to support the completion of the  shs.8.9 billion Presbytery.

Kasaija who was accompanied by the Under Secretary and Accounting Officer Dr. Sengonzi was received by Rev. Fr. Vincent Lubega, the Rector of the Shrine, Very Rev. Msgr.Gerald Kalumba, the Vicar General, Kampala Archdiocese and Parish Priest, Christ the King Church, Kampala and Rev. Fr. Dr. Pius Male, Chancellor, Kampala Archdiocese.

The Finance Minister hailed the Partnership that exists between the Church and Government in improving the lives of the people of God, adding that government will continue supporting the work of God.

Kasaija commended the progress made at the Presbytery and thanked the leadership of Catholic Church for the commitment to complete the work.

He pledged more support towards the completion of the  Presbytery and other works at the shrine including the Alter and Pavilion to boost religious tourism in the country.

The Finance Minister also urged the religious leaders to preach the word of God with boldness and win souls for Christ.

The Chancellor ,Rev. Fr Dr. Pius Male thanked H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the Finance Minister for fulfilling part of the pledge to redevelop the Catholic shrine, especially the Presbytery, adding that more support is needed to complete the work.