Religious leaders have issued a set of procedures that will be followed as Worship center’s reopen their gates, more than six months since they last congregated.
This comes after a pronouncement by President Yoweri Museveni allowing Places of Worship to open, although for only 70 parishioners for each service.
The President who has in the last three months gradually relaxed the lockdown measures occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic noted that the places of worship can reopen with individual prayers or confessions under strict SOP,S.
Today, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the
Most Rev. Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu welcomed the move, saying it’s a
good beginning to have a smaller group to gather in a socially distanced way
and offer prayers.
Kaziimba said that since the early church did both congregational worship and home worship, the Church in Uganda will also continue implementing both methods until government fully reopens places of worship to the public.
Archbishop Kazimba speaking;……
Kaziimba also advised that if one’s local congregation is so big that not everyone can gather in groups of 70 on a Sunday, then they should take advantage of the media-based worship Services available.
Dr Joseph Serwadda, the Presiding Apostle of the Born Again Faith in Uganda had no kind words for the set number of people to attend prayers at a given time.Ends.