Catholic Archbishop of Kampala, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has suggested that the ugandan government deduct tithe from workers’ salaries.
Speaking during a sermon, Archbishop kizito said many Christians don’t pay their tithes and this has an effect on church projects. Citizen Kenya reports
“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 to the government because it is good for us. Aren’t you tired of putting money in the baskets all the time?” he asked.
Bishop kizito also added that he wants Uganda to do the same thing the germans did, where Germans, who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 per cent deducted from their annual income.
“I was told Germans made agreements with their government to deduct monthly tithe from their salaries and forward it to the church and this money they use to build and renovate their churches,” he added.