By Sarah Mazirwe – Kampala, Uganda, Thursday August 27, 2020.
Ugandans are gearing up ahead of a new public holiday in the East African country, National Telegraph has been told.
President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni early Thursday August 27, 2020, declared every 29th August a public holiday and day for national prayers.
According to his official Facebook page where he made the announcement among other social media platforms, Ugandans were urged to stay home and intercede on that day.
“Therefore, by the powers given to the President of Uganda by Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act, I declare the 29th of August 2020, a day of National Prayers and a Public Holiday. Stay in your houses or Compounds and pray,” he posted.
Museveni said the preparation for this day was a revelation from God.
“A certain Ugandan came to me and told me that God had told him in a vision that I should organise National Prayers, scientifically organised, for God to deliver us from COVID-19, Museveni posted.
A few religious leaders have been invited to the State House Entebbe to pray with him and the First Lady, Mama Janet Kataha.
The prayers will be broadcasted live on all Televisions and Radios.
I appeal to all Ugandans to join this massive act of supplication “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”( Matthew 7:7), Museveni said.