A Catholic Bishop has asked authorities to allow youths to fully exercise their rightful opportunities and responsibilities in the forthcoming 2021 general elections.
Kasana-Luwero Catholic Diocesan Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere described the rampant violent incidents against the youth as irrational and demanded that youth be given their space to enjoy.
Bishop Ssemwogerere, reminded leaders that youths are entitled to their democratic rights and violence is an absurdity noting that they are denied the right opportunity yet this is the time.
The primate made the remarks at the opening of the annual Catholic youth conference in Kampala.
The Bishop asked the youth to take courage and emulate Jesus’ suffering while struggling if they are to succeed in advocating for their rights.
Bishop Ssemwogerere’s call adds voice to other religious leaders’ demands and petition by the civil society calling on government authorities to prevail over the security agencies to stop violent incidents ahead of the 2021 elections.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba asked all leaders and citizens to embrace a more peaceful way of conducting themselves in campaigns and forthcoming general elections.