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Scandals Hindering a Balanced and Equitable Progress in The Country

lunes, 17 de abril de 2017

By Otonga Pelegrine

Rt. Rev. Bishop Joseph Franzelli pointed out the widening gap between the rich and poor in Uganda which he said is number six in the world with the highest number of people affected by malaria.

He said every year, between 70,000 to 100,000 children die of malaria,much more than the victims of HIV/Aids in a country where the minority 10% of the people enjoys 35.7% of the national resources, getting richer and richer while the vast majority of the population of 90% is sharing the remaining 64.3%, becoming poorer and poorer, adding that the situation in northern Uganda is even worse.

In his homilies at Lira cathedral, the bishop said, the hindrance of a balanced and equitable progress of Uganda threatens the social relationship and peace in the community.

He decried the numerous media reports of financial scandals, embezzlement and mismanagement of funds by government officials and yet the people are told there is no money to buy essential drugs for them.

Bishop Franzelli also used the Easter celebrations to launch the preparation for the Golden Jubilee of Lira Diocese which climaxes in July 2018.