The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, the Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna on Saturday appealed to Christians to spend sparingly during the Christmas season.
While addressing a press conference that was held at the diocesan offices at Rugarama Hill in the northern division, of Kabale municipality, Bishop Akanjuna asked Christians to spend sparingly during this festive season and not incur unnecessary debts that will affect them in the new year.
Bishop Akanjuna reminded parents that inflation is still very high and it is pinching everyone, advising them to reduce their spending this Christmas a little, so that they have enough money to pay school fees in January next year.
Bishop Akanjuna also asked Christians to protect the boy child during this festive season like how Joseph and Mary hid Jesus Christ from King Herod who was threatening to kill all first-born boy children.
He also urged Christians to protect their children during this holiday from worldly pressures like alcoholism, sexual immorality, pornography, gambling, and sports betting among others. He urged parents to give time to their children and advise them on how to behave.
Bishop Akanjuna also asked Christians to grow crops both for home consumption and for sale. He also asked them to practice modern farming methods and protect the land from landslides because the land is a gift God gave the world.