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Church-State Relationship: Museveni Blasts Media after Donating Shs 500 Million to Archbishop Lwanga Sacco

Archbishop Lwanga Tells Museveni to Warn Media against State-Church Relations 'Lies'

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Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has met Catholic Archbishop for Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, for a third time, this time at the cleric’s event where he donated Shs 500m.

Archbishop Lwanga at Wekembe Sacco general assembly.
Archbishop Lwanga at Wekembe Sacco general assembly.

Museveni was chief guest at Wekembe Sacco’s annual general assembly held at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

“Together with the Archbishop Lwanga, we are going to sit and see how to help the members,” Museveni pledged.

“After witnessing the good work, in July, I am going to put Shs 500m in your Sacco.”

July is the start of the 2018/19 financial year.

Museveni met Lwanga and other clerics at his home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district at the weekend.

He had earlier met Lwanga at Nakasero.

Archbishop Lwanga had complained that some strangers were after his life, adding that some in the security circles were spying on him through priests.

Archbishop Lwanga addresses the assembly.
Archbishop Lwanga addresses the assembly.

MUSEVENI WARNS MEDIA ON CHURCH-STATE RELATIONS REPORTS

“Your excellency, I would like to ask you to add your voice and ask the media to stop telling lies,” Lwanga had asked Museveni.

President Museveni and Archbishop Lwanga at Wekembe general assembly.
President Museveni and Archbishop Lwanga at Wekembe general assembly.

Museveni then blasted the press for reportedly causing confusion in society.

“The newspapers are a nuisance, especially Monitor and sometimes Red Pepper. It true they are doing everything possible to cause confusion in the society,” said Museveni.

Museveni then spoke out on the Lwanga’s claims that the spies had trailed him.

“Some time ago, His Grace was explaining something and he explained it very well,” said Museveni.

“He said spies are good but he said they should be genuine spies not liars and he came and explained to me. But the newspapers distorted it.”

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