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Bible Society Launches First Ever Luganda Bible For The Blind

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The Bible society of Uganda has launched the first ever translated Braille Luganda Bible for the blind with the major aim of bringing all the people close to God as they celebrate the 7th symposium of friends of the blind .

Peter Nyombi, a blind banker and a consultant from the DFCU bank  who officiated as the guest of honor at the symposium held at the Bible society Uganda in Kampala says that if someone is visionary impaired, people think that they can’t do anything.

“I have known God but I call him a stubborn God, he has always answered my questions and he is still answering more of them, I feel that there is no friend better than God, I can see, read and understand what even those with sight can’t see, I thank the Bible Society of Uganda for bringing us close to God,” Nyombi said.

Peter Nyombi, a blind banker and a consultant from the DFCU bank

The General Secretary of the Bible society of Uganda Simon Peter Mukhama says that the translation has cost them about five hundred million shillings.

Mukhama says that because of the challenges blind people face in some societies where they are not welcomed because they can’t read the Bible, they were forced to do the Braille Bible to show those with sight that even the blind can read the Bible.

He adds that they have started with Luganda but their target is to see that they translate the Bible for the blind into all the local languages. He urges parents to help their children love the word of God because given that the blind can now read the Bible .

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics figures, 2.6 million people are visually impaired.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Leave Politics If You Don’t Want To Lose Your Talents – Pastor Ronnie Makabai Warns Musicians

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Senior pastor of Evangelical Truth Ministries (ETM) and founder of the church’s partner media outlets, Brother Ronnie Makabai has once again prophesied doom for musicians who have decided to join politics.

The man of God, who was recently in court in land related scandals said, “I don’t want to interfere in what isn’t my business but it’s wise to keep on your track, many artists are going to lose their talents, unless it’s your calling, no problem, but if it’s not, please don’t bother you are going to lose. It doesn’t mean that if you are so popular, that’s when you’re going to get leadership, you can be popular and you fail to get leadership, they can only talk about you but its only God who determines leadership and If what I say is true, it means I am true,’’ brother Ronnie told believers who conregated at Holy City church in Bwerenga in Katabi town council, Wakiso District, in his Good Friday message.

As the country gears up for the 2021 elections, many musicians have already declared their interest to stand in various constituencies. Among them include Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, who has declared his intentions to stand for presidency, Jose Chameleone, who wants to stand as Lord Mayor, Godfrey Lutaaya, Ronald Mayinja, Dr. Hilderman, Khalifah Aganaga, Victor Kamenyo, Eddie Yawe, Full Figure, among others.

Brother Ronnie also advised politicians to hand themselves to God, “if politicians don’t hand themselves into God’s hands, they will face hard times because politics will become difficult for them and they will lose their political career. In 2018, as the year was ending, I prophesied that 2019 may be a tough year for Sudan’s president Omar al Bashir and that he might not finish it, as I speak right now, he under detention, therefore if politicians don’t come back to God many will face it rough.”

When asked about Uganda, Brother Ronnie only gave a sneak peep, saying he knows who is going to be the next president but did not indulge into the details.

“I don’t want to scare you. I can even tell you the month! As a country all we need is peace and we should pray for our country,” he stated.

By Doreen Menezer

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I Am Too Poor, I Cannot Pay You: City Pastor Kiganda Fires The Entire Newsroom At Kingdom TV After Bitter Staff Tasked Him To Pay Their 3 Months Salary Arears

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Kisenyi based Christianity Focus Centre senior pastor, Livingstone David Kiganda has declared himself the poorest media owner and fired the entire newsroom at his Kingdom Television.

On Friday, pastor Kiganda summoned the entire newsroom staff and told them that he can no longer afford them on his TV.

“My friends, I can no longer afford you. I am pleading with you to look for other places of work. I do appreciate all effort you added onto my television station,” Kiganda broke the sad news to his employees, according to former worker who attended the meetings.

One of the staff asked Kiganda to first pay their arrears of the last three months, they also asked him for an explanation on why he didn’t inform them early enough that he was going to fire them so that they prepare themselves.

Kiganda explained to them that he was expecting some money from a big government officer but unfortunately, he let him down and now he doesn’t have any alternative apart from firing them. The furious staff stormed out of the meeting. Kingdom TV is not the first television to fire the newsroom department, New Vision based Urban TV fired the whole newsroom recently.

By Jamil Lutakome

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LETTER: Pope Cancels Second Visit To Uganda

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Pope Francis has canceled his second visit to Uganda. In a letter signed by the Uganda Episcopal Conference Secretary General Msgr. John B. Kauta, the Pope will not grace the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) as earlier communicated.

“The office of the President of Uganda has officially communicated to the Ugandan Episcopal Conference that the Holy Father will not be able to attend the symposium,” reads in part the statement by Mgr. Kauta.

The SECAM came into existence after a meeting by African bishops in 1969 in Kampala, following a resolution by the Vatican Council to have a structure that would bring together Catholic Churches in Kampala and Pope Paul VI presided over its inauguration.

Pope Francis last visited Uganda in November 2015, therefore his visit was going to be a big occasion as over 400 Bishops are set to gather to mark 50 years of SECAM.

The Uganda Episcopal Conference has however in the statement said the 50-year celebrations will continue as scheduled, and will take place at Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine in Namugongo despite the Pope’s absence.

Below is the letter:




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