Over sh200m, in cash and pledges, has been raised, at a fundraising drive, to build the Worship House Church in Nansana, owned by Wilson Bugembe.
According to a statement from the office of the Vice President, the fundraising drive that attracted Christians from Uganda, South Africa, and Kenya, was presided over by Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who also contributed sh10m.
In his remarks, the Ssekandi said it is a noble obligation of all believers to contribute to building places of worship, which he termed as an immeasurable investment both of earth and in the next world.
He hailed the spirited efforts of Pastor Bugembe to change the lifestyles of the youth engaged in uncouth behaviour like drug abuse and reforming them to becoming better citizens through paying their fees and starting them into various economic activities.
Bugembe thanked all believers who have continued to contribute to expand the land on which the church will be constructed from the original quarter an acre that they began with.
He said that the Lord has tested Him in various ways from when he began singing worship songs to when he got a calling to begin preaching the word of God.
He urged the government to lift the ban on the numbers of Christians attending church services and said that people who flock to the worship places cannot be sent away and come with different challenges that need counsel.