The following is from Emmanuel Akatukunda, the Registrar of KEST (Kampala Evangelical School of Theology):
Ugandans will be electing the next president and members of parliament next week, Thursday 18th to be precise. This is a very important election. The current regime (and president) has been in power for the last 30 years (since 1986). There are mixed reactions among the population. The tensions are very high. Rumors of post-violence are pretty much everywhere.
The stability of Uganda is crucial, not only for its citizens but for the region as a whole. In the recent past Uganda has played a crucial role in the peace and stability of neighboring countries like Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Congo (DRC), Southern Sudan, just to mention a few (Uganda is surrounded by most of these countries I have mentioned.
Uganda serves as a sort of buffer between the Muslim North and Christian South.It is also very strategic in terms of missionary work. It is easy to set up a base in Uganda if one wants to reach out the neighboring but unstable countries.
We are praying and hoping that it will be peaceful regardless of what the results will be.
Please join the church in Uganda to pray that:
- The elections will be free and fair
- That Uganda will remain peaceful before and after elections
- That the people in Uganda will repent and forsake the things that dishonor and displease God (like corruption, witchcraft, idolatry, etc)
- That the church in Uganda will remain spiritually alert and be God's prophetic voice
- That the church in Uganda will wake up to its calling as a "light to the nations"