By Chris M Bruno

KABALE: The minister for finance, planning and economic development, Matia Kasaija has urged parish priests in Hoima catholic diocese to set up parish income generating projects in order to eradicate poverty and enhance food security in their respective parishes.

Kasaija, who is also the Member of Parliament for Buyanja County in Kibaale district, said the clergy has an upper hand in mobilising the communities towards poverty eradication initiatives.

Minister Kasaija was on Sunday speaking at a thanksgiving function for Rev Fr Charles Matovu who was ordained priest at the home of his parents in Mahundwe village, Kibaale town council in Kibaale district.

Kasaija also reassured the residents of his commitment to rehabilitate all access roads, extend water and electricity across Kibaale district.

At the same function, Kibaale District Woman Member of Parliament, Noeline Kisembo Basemera congratulated Fr Matovu upon the achievement, imploring others to emulate his commitment and patience that enabled him reach the milestone.

Rev Fr Charles Matovu is among the 11 priests that were ordained by Hoima Catholic Diocese Bishop, Vincent Kirabo Amooti at Bujumbura Cathedral in Hoima City on Sunday.


In his maiden speech, Fr Charles Matovu who has been posted to Biiso catholic parish in Buliisa district, broke down as he praised his parents and all the people who had supported him to succeed.

The thanksgiving holy mass was graced by Christians from all walks of life who offered many gifts to Fr Charles Matovu to congratulate him.

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