Corruption, commercialized politics and greed dominate Christmas sermons

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Anglican Archbishop Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali with church leaders at an event recently; File

The clergy in Uganda used Christmas sermons to castigate acts of corruption, greed, intolerance, and commercialized politics which threaten development and moral values of Ugandans.

Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali used his sermon at All Saints Cathedral in Kampala to rally Ugandans against corruption which he said has almost become normal, yet continues to undermine service delivery.

“Many people in our country are so greedy and yet greed gives birth to corruption. The Moto is “For God and my country” but some have turned it into “For God and my stomach” Archbishop Ntagali said.

He said with the coming of Jesus Christ, Christians attain their true identity by becoming sons and daughters of Christ and to get rid of self-centredness.

“We need to fight corruption together because evil is dominating our families and offices,” says Archbishop Stanley Ntagali.

Archbishop Ntagali said politics has now become commercialized with politicians drawing huge budgets for political campaigns, which results in bad leadership and poor service delivery.

He appealed to Ugandans not to sell their voting rights in exchange for money.

“Such acts throw you in the hands of bad leaders and compromise service delivery,” Archbishop Ntagali said and equally cautioned politicians planning to buy votes.

Making similar calls, Kampala Diocese Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who led the Easter Sunday mass at Rubaga Cathedral, said people in big positions are the ones steal land, and it is seen as normal.

“What is so worrying is that people in power are the ones who evict people illegally. This is corruption.” Lwanga said.

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