Arua-The Bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese Rt Rev Charles Collins Andaku has warned locals in West Nile against poor feeding habit and over consumption of alcohol if they are to live longer.
While preaching during a requiem service for Canon Semi Nyati who died on Wednesday at Driwala Church of Uganda, Bishop Andaku said many people do not live beyond the life expectancy of 54 years because of poor feeding and over consumption of alcohol.
“This late Canon Nyati lived up to 75 years because he was not alcoholic and fed well, but in our situation today, many people begin to become brownish at 30, 40 because of alcohol,” said Bishop Andaku.
Referring to the late Canon Nyati’s efforts to educate himself and his children, the Bishop also urged parents to ensure that they send their children to school if they are to prepare them for a better future.
He further noted that unless children go to school and get knowledge to appreciate and cherish life, the future will remain tough and Christian faith will not grow well.
Bishop Collins Andaku. Photos by Felix
The late Nyati served as Prisons Warder for over twenty years and was appointed Canon by the then late Bishop Lee Drati after retiring from work.
He also served as Treasurer of West Nile Christian Fellowship at Mbuya in Kampala and head of the laity Okuvu Church of Uganda before he was appointed Canon in Madi and West Nile Diocese.
Canon Moses Adrayiga, a workmate and friend to the late Canon Nyati described him as a trustworthy, hardworking and a close friend of the church in all places he worked.
He called on Christians and the family of the late to emulate his legacy and keep his candle burning as he did during his service to government and the church.
The LCV chairman Arua Wadri Sam Nyakua urged the hundreds of mourners to embrace education, carry out business and avoid selling away their land as these are key in development and sustainability of livelihood.
He called on the people of Ayivu to unite and work with other people so as to develop Arua town in to a city in the near future.