President Yoweri Museveni has called on Ugandans and all religious leaders to support the people of Southern Sudan following a referendum that saw over 98.8 percent of the voters opt for secession, making Southern Sudan the newest country in the world.
During the two decades of war between the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) in the south and the Sudanese government, thousands of Sudanese fled to neighbouring Uganda to seek refuge.
The President was meeting religious leaders from all major faiths in Uganda at State House in Entebbe. He urged them to caution opposition politicians against spreading lies about government and the President as an individual, adding that such lies including claims that he has sold Lake Kyoga, the oil fields and land, can be a source of conflict.
The religious leaders’ delegation was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, the Archbishop of Uganda Orthodox Church and the Chairman Council of Presidents [COP] and Inter Religious Council of Uganda [IRCU] .