Invest in Religious Tourism — Kadaga
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Rebecca Kagada has contributed towards the Centennial Building at Nyenga Seminary, and advised the Catholic Church to invest in religious tourism to enhance the industry in Uganda.
Kadaga made the Ushs2million contribution and remarks during a Fundraising Ceremony for the construction of the Centennial Building at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Nyenga on Saturday 12th November 2016.
“ We are going to work together with the churches, religious leaders and the Government to market all religious tourism sites in Uganda”, she said.
Rt. Hon Kadaga said that Uganda is endowed with a number of religious sites and the church ought to invest in such.
“We have sites like Namugongo, Bishop Hannington Site and others, which if developed can raise a lot revenue for the church and the country.” She told the congregation at Nyenga Seminary that the Mill Hill Fathers played a very big role in her up bringing.
“I went to Namasagali College which was also run by the Mill Hill Fathers; Father Grimes and Father Zeneveld were very tough on me which helped me excel in my academics,” she said.
“The contribution I have made is therefore in honour of the Mill Hill Fathers who impacted greatly not only on me, but on many other Ugandans who are contributing significantly to the country, and the world at large.”
She also pledged to mobilise the Catholic Community in Parliament to contribute towards the construction project. .
“I will return to Parliament encourage the Catholic community and Members of Parliament to contribute funds towards the construction of this building,” she said.
Nyenga Seminary was founded by the Mill Hill Fathers in 1924 and will, therefore, be celebrating 100 years of its existence in 2024.
From Nyenga, Rt. Hon Kadaga also attended a thanks-giving ceremony for Haji. Ahummed Mukobi, a staff member in the Parliamentary Commission, in Busembatia District. Mukobi was celebrating both his successful pilgrimage to Mecca earlier this year, and the graduation of his five daughters in different universities. At the function, Kadaga encouraged parents to educate their daughters.
Source: Parliamentary News