Uganda’s former Premier and presidential candidate, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has spoken about his rich background in Christianity saying he was born under Christian values.
Mbabazi made this revelation at All Saints Cathedral Kampala on Friday evening during the church’s compassion barbecue fundraiser.
“My history is rooted in the church and I am a bi- product of the church. My father was trained to be an evangelist, therefore, I was born under Christian values,” Mbabazi said.
Amama contested the 2016 presidential elections against President Yoweri Museveni and lost the poll.
He had previously served in Uganda’s cabinet in different ministerial roles until his exit in 2014 leaving as Prime Minister.
Speaking on the compassion barbecue, Amama said, “The meaning of compassion is to understand the suffering of others and then take action.”
All proceeds of the fundraiser will go to the church’s compassion ministry.
The Compassion Ministry started during the 1980’s at a time when there was insurgency in Northern and Eastern Uganda. People would throng the cathedral for prayer and other forms of assistance that would be available.
It has since continued to grow and reach out to the less privileged/disadvantaged persons in the community including the widows and orphans, the stranded, the robbed, needy and refuges.
dfcu bank was among the main sponsors of the event.