The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has appealed to the nation to reconcile with God in all manners amidst the Coronavirus- COVID 19 pandemic.
This was carried in his Sermon to all Ugandans during the Sunday morning service held at his home at Namirembe.
Last week, Church congregations were suspended in an effort to stem the spread of Coronavirus. amd Last night, the Ministry of Health confirmed Uganda’s first Corona virus case.
In his sermon, Bishop Luwalira said that the fear and silence across the world over the disease is only a sign of God’s anger towards to world.
He appealed for genuine prayer and repentance from every citizen crying out to God to save and renew the land.
“We speak of this disease with a lot of fear, it has shaken the whole world with some countries now even debating on who should be given priority and who should be left to die. But we need to turn our eyes unto God for healing, repent for forgiveness and healing,” said Luwalira.
The Bishop also cautioned Ugandans to take the disease seriously and take into consideration all preventive measures advised by the government like washing hands with soap and social distancing.
In the home Service, Bishop Luwalira was assisted by the Head of Missions Department in Namirembe Diocese Rev. Samuel Muwonge and his wife Faith Kityo Luwalira.
Rev. Muwonge and Faith Luwalira also prayed for the land pointing to the current situation to the several shortcomings.
“The situation presents us with an opportunity to go back to the basics. People had abandoned their homes and always on the move…families in this country are broken due to the absence of parents and no time for prayer. We now need to pray as families in our homes. With time, God will hear our prayers and places of worship will be open again,” said Faith Luwalira.
Uganda’s first Corona Virus case came just moments after President Yoweri Museveni announced that Entebbe International Airport and all Ugandan Borders will be closed from midnight today to stop passengers coming into Uganda from any part of the world.
To date, there are 1827 travellers under both self and institutional quarantine in Uganda. A number of these are Ugandan nationals.