By Peter Masereka,
Over 80% of the households in Kasese district struggle to afford lunch on a daily basis according to an assessment conducted by Caritas-Kasese.
Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting on Laudato Si at Nsenyi Parish headquarters organized by the diocesan Laudato Si committee headed by Fr. Cosmas Asaba and Fr. Godfrey Sunday Baluku, the Caritas-Kasese Director, Rev. Fr. Anyasio Mbusa said early this year, a sample assessment done in Bwera zone had revealed high levels of struggle for the required diet partly as a result of negligence and laziness by the energetic people, as well as a damage on the mother earth as a result of unprincipled human activities.
Fr. Anyasio called for a collaborated effort aiming at fulfilling the Pope’s message on environmental conservation in a bid to mitigate challenges caused environmental degradation that translate into poor harvests, poverty and hunger. Fr. Anyasio speaking…….
Rev. Fr. Cosmas Asaaba who doubles as the Kyalhumba Parish Priest, asked the community to protect the environment, including planting mainly fruit trees as a tool of neutralizing poverty and global warming before commending Caritas-Kasese for the tree seedlings currently being given to Christians. Fr. Cosmas speaking …….
Mr. Fulgencio Ssumba, challenged believers in the Christ to use the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, as well as the teaching of the Catholic church that among others, has championed the protection of the mother earth.
Mr. Fulgencio speaking …….
Mr. Bennet Bwambale, an Environmentalist from Caritas Kasese said after creation as in the book of Genesis, God commanded human to protect and converse the environment, the command that all God’s sons and daughters have to adhere to.
During the meeting, Hon. Patrick Muthanaba and one Mr. Gabriel from Katsungiru among others, were voted to lead the Laudato Si committee at Nsenyi Parish Level. END