Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo has urged all parents to take their children to school without discrimination when the new term begins.
She said in the new year 2023, citizens should continously support the various programs of government.
“There’s no need to discriminate children when it comes to education. All children must be treated the same way whether physically okay or disabled. They all need education. Schools are soon opening and let’s ensure all children go to school” Alupo said.
The Vice President was speaking at a Thanksgiving Mass of the newly consecrated Bishop Dominic Eibu in Kalaki. She delivered a brand new car to the Prelate from President Museveni to help him in his pastoral duties in the diocese and across the country.
Alupo also encouraged religious leaders to guide the faithfuls on selection of profitable enterprises in the sectors of commercial agriculture, industries; services and ICT.
She assured the congregation that there would be sustainable peace and security in the whole Country and construction of the necessary social and economic infrastructure, as a way of facilitating and attracting local and foreign investments to create jobs and incomes for Ugandans.
Bishop Eibu was last week consecrated and enthroned as the third Bishop of Kotido Diocese; taking over from Rt. Rev. Giussepe Filippi-upon reaching the canonical age limit.
He was consecrated by His Grace Emmanuel Obbo, the Archbishop of Tororo diocese as Principal Consecrator assisted by Rt. Rev. Giussepe at St. Daniel Comboni, in Kotido district.
She thanked the family of the Bishop for raising him.
“From the time a child goes to primary, secondary, Seminary to becoming a priest, the family has a very big stake in continuing to support and guide him. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did,” the vice President said amid thunderous applause.
She also thanked the people of Kalaki district for the support they gave to the family but especially to Bishop himself.
“You are the ones who have made the bishop and you should remain proud of him. Continue supporting the bishop and making him your own,” Alupo advised.
She added that as government, they commit to deliver to the people of Uganda saying that all the programs which have been lined up in the National Development Plan III and the NRM manifesto concerning roads, railway, boreholes and called upon Ugandans to support government to ensure service delivery.
She commended the Church for maintaining a cordial relationship and partnership with the NRM government, in working towards the socio-economic transformation of the Ugandan society, saying the Church has exploited the private sector-friendly policies of the NRM Government to extend social services to the public.
This, she said, is manifested in increased faith-based institutions ability to construct a number of schools and hospitals across the country.
Bishop Eibu hailed President Museveni for loving Christians and said he will use the vehicle to preach the gospel as well as mobilize Christians to embrace government programs like the Parish Development Model.