Namirembe Christian Fellowship Pastor Professor Simeon Kayiwa has urged fellow Pastors to respect security directives banning the holding of overnight prayers to mark the end of 2021 and ushering of 2022.
The directives have come under attack from sections of the public since this will mark the second year of no active overnights as well as the ban to new years events, but Professor Kayiwa argues that these directives are for the betterment of the population.
He advises that churches should instead hold prayers during the day and also use candles as a way of celebrating the end of the year.
This comes days later after police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said the leadership of the joint security agencies will ensure that citizens adhere to the security and health safety guidelines that are in place.
“We wish to inform all dealers in fireworks, proprietors of hotels, places of worship, city lord mayors, event organizers, VIPs, and the public, that for the second year running, all New Year’s Eve fireworks displays have been canceled due to the threats of Covid-19,” he said.