Catholic Bishops have requested the government to give an account of every person who has remained incommunicado as a Christmas present to their families.
In a Christmas message delivered by Rt. Rev. Joseph Antony Zziwa, the chairman of the Uganda Episcopal Conference on behalf of the Catholic bishops, the Bishops say that they have heard screams of families, whose people have gone missing at the hands of security personnel.
Zziwa explained that as Bishops they are concerned that two years or more down the road, very few of the missing persons have been accounted for or arraigned before the court despite persistent appeals by their families and other stakeholders.
The Bishop’s call is in line with a similar message recently passed out by Pope Francis calling different heads of state across the world to make a gesture of clemency to the brothers and sisters deprived of their liberty and who are held eligible to benefit from such a provision.
According to the short communiqué from the Holy See, the appeal was made so that this time marked by tensions, injustice, and conflicts may be opened to the grace that comes from the Lord.
The said persons started going missing during the 2020 presidential campaign and many people assumed they disappeared for political reasons.
The Bishops also warned the faithful and general public to abstain from dangerous behaviors such as excessive alcohol consumption, violence, and speeding during the festival season.