In his sermon at the requiem mass for the fallen ex-minister in Obote’s government at St. Peter’s Cathedral on Friday, Rev. Odongo noted that while people are suffering in the hospital without drugs, government is equipped with machinery to brutalise members of the opposition.
Rt. Rev. Kosea Odongo, the Bishop of Soroti Diocese has criticized
government for its expenditure on misplaced priorities.
In his sermon at the requiem mass for the fallen ex-minister in Obote’s
government Peter Asano Otai at St. Peter’s Cathedral on Friday, Rev. Odongo noted that while
people are suffering in the hospital without drugs, government is equipped with
the machinery to brutalize members of the opposition.
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Rev. Odongo cited the recent harassment of Forum for Democratic
Change-FDC supporters by the police in Soroti where a number of people were injured.
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The Bishop’s comments were received with cheers and ululations
from the congregation that kept chanting, “Tell them, let the spirit talk”.
In the congregation were Internal Affairs Minister, Jeje Odongo,
UPC and FDC Party leaders in Teso, civil servants and some of the Ugandans
living in the diaspora.
Bishop Odongo asked all political leaders to work together
regardless of their political affiliations.
“I want to call upon you to refuse the politics of hatred. We don’t want
politics of intrigue, manipulation and sin because Uganda is bigger than all of
us. That is why in Church here, you are all children of God; so be united and
serve your God. There are no permanent political enemies’’, Rev. Odongo said.
Peter Asano Otai, former Minister of Defense in Milton Obote II government
died in London, UK on January 1st, after a long illness.
He will be buried tomorrow
at his home in Odera, Soroti County, about three kilometers away from Soroti
town, along Serere road.