By Mariam Namakula
The Anglican Church has started a three days period of fasting and praying to be observed by all members of the Anglican Church all over the country, to combat the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
This period of seeking God’s intervention was declared by Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, the head of the Anglican Church in the country.
While speaking to journalists at his residence in Namirembe on Sunday, Kaziimba noted that much as the pandemic could be fought using the standard operating procedures and the vaccines available, these only concerned the body and not the soul.
“Let us not assume that God is not on our side. Let’s therefore pray and seek His indulgence,” he said.
“The prime minister should add us onto the list of essential workers. Religious leaders should not be remembered only in times of default but all the time because we need to offer services to the people,” he added.
Kaziimba asked authorities to give preferential treatment to health workers especially where they have contracted Covid-19. This will enable them diligently serve the nation and give enough attention to Covid-19 patients.
He asked government to clarify on the issue of vaccination, for many people couldn’t access the medical facilities due to transport restrictions that were put in place recently.
The archbishop urged law enforcers to work hand in hand with the people. He asked them to stop using excessive force while implementing Covid-19 guidelines.