President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has revealed that many of the challenges affecting Ugandans stem from leadership issues. According to the President, if leaders exhibit transparency, numerous issues plaguing citizens could be resolved.
“The fact of the matter is all the problems are caused by the leaders. The corruption, the sectarianism, among others, all of them are done mainly by the leaders. I know that is the fact. If the leaders are straight, many problems would be solved,” he stated.
President Museveni made these remarks during the 4th-anniversary celebrations of the Almighty Papa Elohim Church in Anyara, Kalaki District. The Church, inaugurated in 2019 by President Museveni, is led by the Deputy Chief of Defense Forces, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu.
Acknowledging that ordinary people face challenges such as witchcraft, President Museveni emphasized that with upright and clear leaders, all issues could be effectively addressed.
He commended Lt. Gen. Elwelu for incorporating pillars in his religious efforts that involve ordinary people praying for their leaders’ revival and salvation.
“First of all, he speaks the obvious that God is not a Catholic, not a Protestant, not a Muslim, not a Seventh Day Adventist, not a Mulokole, He is God. So, you wonder why people spend so much time on denomination differences and they forget the fact that their denominations are our own interpretations which are alright but they should not use them to obscure the real situation which is God,” he asserted.
President Museveni also highlighted the importance of focusing on the politics of interest rather than identity, emphasizing that development should benefit the people.
Addressing the people of Teso, the President urged them to combat poverty and create wealth through endeavors such as commercial agriculture, including grazing cows, fruit farming, cassava cultivation, fishing, and poultry.
Vice President Jessica Alupo expressed gratitude for the government’s investments in Teso Subregion, citing the establishment of good roads, electricity, Parish Development Model (PDM), Emyooga, among other initiatives.
Lt. Gen. Elwelu extended gratitude to President Museveni for joining in prayer to commemorate four years since the establishment of The House of Almighty Elohim. He emphasized that the place welcomes everyone, regardless of religion, and invited President Museveni to consider it his home.
The ceremony was attended by Ministers, Members of Parliament, Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officers, religious and cultural leaders, among others.