Joseph Abura, the Bishop of the Anglican Karamoja Diocese attributes the high rates of domestic violence and crimes to overdrinking. He says that many parents have abandoned their families and resorted to drinking.
As the debate on the presidential age limit continues in the public domain, some religious leaders have voiced their opposition to any designs to amend Article 102b of the constitution. The article seals the age of the president at between 35 and 75 years beyond which an individual cannot stand for the highest office.
Religious leaders in East Africa have welcomed the launch of an international ecumenical chapter in Uganda. The chapter under the theme â€œHealing the Wounded Historyâ€, will create a platform for reconciliation among politicians, religions and communities who have for long been suffering as a result of conflicts and disputes in the country.