As Uganda strives to contain the second wave of COVID-19 that has left hundreds of people dead, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev Dr Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has called on the newly appointed Ministers and Members of Parliament to serve the Ugandan population.
Kazimba, who was delivering his message during this Sunday service at his home at Namirembe-Kampala, said now that Ugandans are back in lockdown and encountering challenges to feed their families and have other basic needs, it is the time when Ministers should show their service to the Ugandan people.
“I want to call upon these new Ministers, new Members of Parliament, please, this is the time to serve Ugandans. When we are in lockdown, when we are finding many challenges, it is the time we need you to serve,” he said.
Kazimba also said that now that hospitals are full to capacity due to the surge in cases of COVID-19, it is the time when all Ugandans need to turn to God.
“Matthew 11:28 says; come to me all of you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. 1 Peter 5:7 says; cast all your anxieties to Him because He cares. This is my message to you who is admitted, a message to all of you who have lost hope, it is a message to all Ugandans who are looking at the lockdown as death, those who are in ICU,” he said.
Kazimba also encouraged all Ugandans who are burdened by the COVID-19 lockdown that all shall be well in the end.
“Everybody is confused, people are troubled, everybody is seeing the world upside down; let me encourage you this morning with these words from prophet Jeremiah 31:25; ‘He (God) refreshes the weary.’ He refreshes those who are tired, he is meeting those who are fainting. Faint not because He cares for you.”
“This is a message for all of us, and I want you to know that God who is calling us even amidst lockdown, is still God. Even amidst shortages of food, He is God who satisfies us, meets us at the point of our needs. Even amidst this deadly disease (COVID-19), He is our God, even when everybody is stranded, confused, disillusioned, He is our God,” Kazimba told Ugandans.