Last Updated on: 29th December 2021, 10:44 am
The overseer of the Church said their activity started with collecting garbage.
By Okot Lil Romeo
Gulu – December 28, 2021: Abundant Grace Church Ministry Uganda has come out with an intervention of securing Gulu Central Police Station (CPS) from external attackers.
They say shs25m was earmarked under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) purse.
Abundant Grace Church further say their intervention follows a wider concern, and that it would help Police authorities in fighting against an attack from “unknown extremists”, and to secure exhibit at the CPS.
Gulu CPS on June 13, 2016, was attacked by unknown gunmen. One Police officer was killed and four were injured including one civilian.
Moses Masaba, the then Aswa Region Fire Officer, Probational Constable Sunday Atimango, Major Joseph Komakech, Staff Sergeant Vincent Kibuye and Private Michael Opoka Kilama were all injured.
Otim Geoffrey Dawaa is a voluntary member of the Church. He said the fencing of the CPS is voluntary work.
“We have been fundraising money for almost six months for buying fencing materials.”
Dawaa revealed each concrete pole costs shs35, 000 and they (the Church) bought 120 of them. The Church has over 1,500 members.
Edith Aber, chairperson organizing committee said as Abundance Grace Church of Christ, they are also celebrating 3 years of existence in Acholi land.
“..It also comes with a project of fencing the CPS as a way of Corporate Social Responsibility for community.”
She said some people ignore Police [station] as not an important place. “We expect the works to finish in four  days.”
According to her, their mission is to change the face of the Gulu CPS, expressly stating that ‘this intervention is the first on its kind’.
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Prophet Kenneth Cupu is the overseer of the Church. He said their activity started with collecting garbage from all the streets in Gulu City up to the CPS.
“The next target after fencing the CPS is to buy mattresses for Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in support to the patients. Another targets are the elders and army.”
This, he said, is to bring them together and pray for them in blessing while celebrating three years of their anniversary.
Andrew Opiyo is the Reginal Community Liaison Officer Aswa River Region. He said this intervention comes at a time where a lot of exhibits from CPS are being stolen by unknown attackers.
Opiyo added that the fence will stop trespass and allow the Police to properly monitor the exhibits under custody.
“The channel through which people are using to get to the CPS is not good and clean. This fence will control the way of entering by using the gate. For security purposes, it will stop suspects from escaping.”