- Most businessmen exploit the festive seasons like Christmas, Easter and Eid days to hike prices of goods
- The Bishop condemned the continued Kidnaps and killings that is happening across the country
- The Bishop prays for restoration of integrity by leaving embezzlement of funds and asks for forgiveness
Arua-The Bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese, Rt Rev Collins Andaku, has said the businessmen should not use Easter seasons to hike prices of goods.
In his Easter message, the Bishop said most business people do not understand the meaning of resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter and hike prices to get money and drink a lot of alcohol.
“We have celebrated Easter for thousands of years and so the meaning of the resurrection is that Jesus is able to save us from the sin and save people from whatever situation. And so he has power over poverty, death and sickness,” the Bishop said.
“We need to leave idleness, embezzlement, favouritism, hatred Many people have been kidnapped and murdered, so I pray that this Easter should give people a reflection on love and forgiveness,” he added.
It has become a tradition for businessmen to hike prices of goods during the festive seasons to earn double profits. For instance, a cock that costs Shs 25,000 outside festive seasons is charged Shs 50,000 during Christmas, Easter or Eid day. Bishop Andaku was joined by the Bishop Ande of Aruu Diocese in DR Congo.
The two clerics called upon people to allow the resurrection of Christ to bring resurrection in their life if transparency, love and peaceful coexistence.
Bishop Andaku added: “You should also desist from culture of eating too much in the church but have a spirit of saving the little we have should be used for development.”