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An Archbishop in the city Kampala has pleaded to the government to help his church to make deductions of tithes from their monthly salary.
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga asked the Ugandan government to deduct tithes from workers’ salaries before being handed over to them.
The Catholic Archbishop said many Christians feel reluctant to pay their tithe which according to him is affecting the church projects.
Citizens Kenya reports quoted him as saying, “Whenever we ask for tithe, everyone gives only what they have at that time.
But the Bible says a tenth of whatever you earn belongs to the church,” said Archbishop Lwanga.
“Give me your support as I front this proposal because it is good for us. Aren’t you tired of putting money in the baskets all the time?”
Archbishop Lwanga is calling on the government of President Yoweri Museveni to take a cue from Germany, where registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 per cent deducted from their annual income, and used by the church authorities to develop the church.
He said the tithe collected on behalf of the church in Germany is used for implementation of key developmental projects executed by the government.