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Phaneroo Speaks Out On Perpetrated Falsehoods

Phaneroo Ministries International, renowned for its unprecedented growth levels and how it has captured the hearts of Uganda’s young and even older generation has released an official statement setting the record straight.

It is the position of Phaneroo Ministries International that the allegations levelled against the ministry are untrue and based on rumours and misrepresentations. In its statement, the ministry says “We have parents who attend Phaneroo services with their children, ministers from various ministries, elders and honourable leaders of society. It is so absurd for one to regard all these beneficiaries as delusional to such an extent as to promote sin. Let it be known that it is intolerable to preach such nonsense in Uganda, a nation under God.”Here is the full statement.

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Phaneroo Ministries has been continuously targeted through planned campaigns based on countless accusations that are lacking in proof, very deliberate falsehoods, and calculated misrepresentations. The architects of these campaigns are individuals that we greatly respected and honoured for their highly placed stations in the religious circles. Some of whom we tried to reach out to in the spirit of walking in love to sort these matters as Christians. To our dismay, they denied us audience.

Extremely underhanded and appallingly petty methods have been employed by these individuals and institutions in this crusade, some of which we are ashamed of mentioning and attributing to men that profess the Christian faith. These range from paying people to give false witness, to openly threatening the members who attend or serve invarious capacities of the ministry.  Some have gone ahead to make “Phaneroo” the topic sermon on their altars, and have defiled the consciences of innocent people on false and baseless accusations. Phaneroo is a taught topic in the confirmation classes of children as young as eight years, with examinations set to the same effect and they are daily being indoctrinated against us.

The legal implications of these methods aside, it is a sorry state for the church that the hearts of the men at its helm can be so full of spite. It is very saddening that Christians can be this diverted from the cause of Christ and the expansion of the kingdom of God and instead fight fellow brethren who are after the same cause.

We have testimonies ranging from countless souls being won to Christ in every meeting at Phaneroo, to young men and women forsaking all kinds of social vices like:- drug and substance abuse, promiscuity, criminality, etc, the list is endless . The ministry runs a weekly outreach initiative to prison convicts, and drug addicts for rehabilitation and restoration. It seems as though these are deliberately ignored by these individuals.

Some times we wonder whether they really are seeking for the truth or just wish to find Phaneroo at fault. This is because, if one sought to know the truth, there are clear-cut biblical parameters and principles of natural justice to follow rather than gossip and slander. 

This character assassination, maligning and reputational damage has been done throughthe writing of widely distributed anti-Phaneroo circulars, social media attacks, holding anti-Phaneroo conferences, sponsoring books and DVD teachings solely against the ministry.

The spirit of this publication is to set the record straight, because we owe an accountability to those who hear us, their family members and to the moral conscience of our society.

Our initial silence was not out of passive acceptance of these allegations or powerlessness. Rather, it was out of respect for our accusers and the maturity to walk in love. However, when they choose to feed on our silence in order to obliterate the fire that burns on our altar, it behoves us to speak out for the sake of the many that light their candles at its flames. 

Principles of Christian Restoration

It is painful to realise that these highly respected men and women have completely disregarded the basic tenets of the scriptures with regard to these matters. We wonder how one would justify “fighting for the faith”, while grossly disregarding the basic principles of biblical teaching on the same. 

Tenet 1: Does the law judge a man it has not heard?

Phaneroo services are live streamed across the world, its mobile application is a tap away, daily devotionals are sent, radio programs are aired weekly, sermons are available in all formats, and we have a clear statement of faith on our website. Up till this moment, we still await a particular reference from any of the sources mentioned and no one has come out to quote a contradiction.

Accusations from many critics reveal for a fact that they have never listened to any of the Phaneroo teachings. It is a classic case of hearsay. ‘We hear that they say.’ This prompts the question, ‘who is they?’ Most accusations are of statements deliberately TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT to fulfil a nefarious agenda.

Tenet 2:  Galatians 6:1; Brethren if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

There is no single evidence of the desire to restore in this massive campaign. If you want to restore a man, why would you expose him on social media which has too wide an audience, many of whom might not have the wisdom to understand matters pertaining to spiritual restoration?

Tenet 3: Titus 3:10; A man that is an heretic, after the first and second admonition reject.

Apostle Grace Lubega has never been approached to be admonished despite his willingness to listen and his persistent open invitations to these individuals for productive dialogue.

Our Position

WE DO NOT EXALT OURSELVES ABOVE THE ALMIGHTY GOD. Yes the scriptures teach that we are partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4), but that does not in any way mean that we stand in the stead of Jehovah God. We would not be worshipping him if we didn’t extol his majesty.

WE DO NOT TEACH MEN THAT BECAUSE OF THE GRACE, IT IS OKAY TO SIN AND ENGAGE IN ALL FORMS OF EVIL.

 It extremely offends our intelligence to think that one can gather thousands of learned and educated men, old and young, to teach them that it is perfectly fine to kill, steal or fornicate because they are under grace. No one born of God can accept that as truth. We have parents who attend Phaneroo services with their children, ministers from various ministries, elders and honourable leaders of society. It is so absurd for one to regard all these beneficiaries as delusional to such an extent as to promote sin.Let it be known that it is intolerable to preach such nonsense in Uganda, a nation under God. Like Apostle Grace Lubega pointed out in his sermon titled “A rock higher than I”, if such a thing was ever preached in Uganda, Phaneroo would preach against it.

WE DO NOT TEACH MEN TO ABANDON MEDICATION. God is a healer. But doctors are an extension of his healing arm. Our faith is not against science and medicine. Faith is a personal issue, that is between one and their God. Our declaration of the healing power of God does not mean that we preach against medicine.

WE DO NOT TELL STUDENTS TO WRITE EXAMINATIONS IN TONGUES. Not only is this extremely foolish, it is also irrational that a right thinking individual would write an exam in a spiritual language that cannot be logically reduced into the English alphabet.

CONCLUSION

It is not our intention to approve or explain ourselves to those who don’t know the price of the gospel, are made up to misunderstand us and do not hear God in these matters. We fully understand the patterns of divine approval and that they are by God and not men (2 Timothy 2:15).

We wrote for the sake of those with the integrity of spirit to judge out of truth and not mere rumour.

We choose to forgive and make earnest prayers for the restitution of those who have wronged us, and pledge to keep doing what God called us to do, preach Christ and him crucified.

Our hearts also go out to the people that have been ostracized, ill-treated, and abusedbecause of their affiliation with us. God knows our hearts, he reflects on these injustices and He will vindicate us. We will wait on Him!!!

The storms of contention will continue to rage across the sands of time but we believe our FOOTPRINTS OF TRUTH remain etched permanently in these sands. We are persuaded that we have overcome this world, the Lord of Hosts abides faithful.

From ages past THE PEN OF TRUTH has outlived its persecutors. It shall prevail eternally.

Public Relations Office, Phaneroo Ministries International, www.phaneroo.org

 

PHOTOS: When KISU Celebrated Cultural Diversity

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) in Bukoto wound up their second term on the high when students celebrated the school’s international culture day. The international school is home to students from 55 nationalities; bringing together different cultures. The school director Steve Lang said learners at the school see the cultural diversity as a positive way to learn about other different parts of the world.

“If you can around say at play time or lunch time you will very commonly see different friendship group made of kids from different continents. We are completely color blind and completely inclusive about each other’s cultures,” Lang said in an interview as students mingled and tasted food prepared by their peers from places not their own.

Lang said 12 percent of the student’s body is Ugandan and the 82 percent comes from the rest of the world. “To us it is a source of great joy and richness. We are enriched by these cultures and we learn about each other.” We bring pictures captured as students celebrated international culture day at KISU.

 

China was well represented 

Kenya has a good presence at KISU
Sweden too was in presence and it was felt
The School Director Steve Lang addressing the congregation at the international culture day
Revelers prousdly having a good time
The ever smiling Koreans
Many students turned up with parents and guardians to celebrate their nationalities
KISU is home to learners from close to 60 nationalities
Many young learners get to learn about other cultures at KISU
Students got to taste food and drinks from other cultures
It was a fun busy day
The learners has a good interactive day
It was also a sporty day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motorists Get Maintenance Tips At Shell Rimula Car Clinic

Over the weekend, Shell Rimula Oil completed its first Car Clinic event at Legends sports grounds. The exercise which is meant to help motorists improve on how they care for their cars is part of the Vivo Energy Uganda sponsorship of Legends- based Rhinos Rugby Club. 

At the event, Shell Fuels Ambassador and seasoned engineer Paul Kaganzi was on hand to inspect and advise motorists on how to take better care of their cars in order to increase their performance and durability on the road. Kaganzi noted that motorists don’t give much attention to their cars these days yet vehicles would last longer if they are taken care of. 

The shell Rimula sponsorship is part of Shell Rimula oils strategy to engage its customers around power, endurance and strength which is it value proposition for diesel engines. The sponsorship which started in 2016 will go all the way into the 2018/2019 season.

Kampala Parents Thrills Primary Seven Leavers With Party

Primary seven is a key cornerstone for every individual going through the education and curriculum system of Uganda. Therefore completing the seven years of primary is a major achievement that is widely celebrated. Even though the last year of primary comes with a lot of pressure, it throws into a fresh and higher level of education.

Some of the pupils who completed primary seven

Recently primary seven candidates wound up writing their Primary Leavers Examinations across the country. And at Kampala Parents School in Naguru, the achievement was celebrated at a party held at the school premises. Pupils who upon passing the exams will join secondary education were treated to a sumptuous meal, drinks and great music as they parties with friends and school administrators.

Best friends forever – friendship is emphasized at Kampala Parents School

“We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed parents and Kampala Parents School Pupils who participated in the Primary seven leavers party which took place on 10th December at the school premises.

The event was so colorful with plenty of activities including face painting, bouncing castle, lots of drinks and bites, dancing and entertainment from our own old boy Bebe Cool. It was a moment of joy, laughter and creating life long memories with parents, teachers and fellow pupils.

The outgoing pupils were served a sumptuous meal

It has been a great experience watching our pupils grow and as they go out in the world we encourage them to keep in mind everything we have taught them at Kampala Parents School ranging from their virtues and hard work. We also wish them success in their exams and believe that they will make us proud by better citizens.” The school said in a statement.

The Schoo Principal Ms Kato

Kampala parents’ school is on international level but follows a local curriculum. It’s situated along lugogo by pass and has an enrolment of over 3000 pupils with 130 well trained teachers and over 150 non-teaching staff members. The pupils come from all over the world.
The school has been and will continue to be an academic hub of Uganda because of the balanced curriculum offered.

Class time provides an opportunity for pupils to learn from teachers

The school mission is “to facilitate first-class education and civilization to children with and from outside Uganda with the hope that there will be a better world community tomorrow.” The academic performance is to the required standard and this is because of the well-trained staff members who are talented in handling pupils. Discipline is a vital element in grooming pupils

 

Kampala International School Uganda Ends 2016 On The High

The year 2016 has been a year full of action in almost all sectors in Uganda. The education sector has had its highs and lows but Uganda’s leading international school, Kampala International School Uganda, stood out, registering numerous achievements and milestones on the classwork side and social scene.

The Bukoto based school owned by the Ruparelia Group kicked of the year on the high and managed to climax the year in the same manner. This month, December, in particular has been action packed. The school at the start of December organized the teacher’s appreciation lunch by KISU Parent Teacher Association.

The school also organized a fun fill Crazy Dress Up Day at the school premises. The event brought out the best of students creativity. The exciting event was also graced by parents and school well wishers. In the same spirit the school introduced the LEGO Education Innovation Studio. The LEGO Education Innovation Studio was officially opened by HRH Sylvia Nagginda, the Queen of Buganda.

KISU Director Steve Lang welcomed Her Royal Highness to the special occasion and took the opportunity to thank Dr Sudhir Ruparelia for his financial support in setting up the LEGO Studio for educating today’s children for tomorrow’s world. The function was attended by Rajiv Ruparelia, Board members, Parent Teacher Representatives and KISU students who demonstrated various LEGO activities.

December saw term one come to a successful end. The school administration described term one as ‘a long and demanding term’ but ‘pleased with the progress we have made as a school and even more so to see that it is being recognized by others.’

‘In our recent parent survey there was a clear consensus that KISU is now the best international school in Kampala (up from 2nd last year) and a record proportion of year 11 students have indicated that they intended to remain with us next year for the IB Diploma studies. Thank you all for your support and encouragement and have a wonderful festive season with your friends and loved ones.

Like they say, work without play makes jack a dull boy, the school organized a Primary Music Concert where Primary students showcased incredible musical skills & passion, many of them for the first time.

 

MTN Launches New Mobile Gaming Platform

MTN Uganda Friday launched a new gaming platform named MTN Game+, offering great fun and excitement to customers accessible on Android and Feature phones. MTN Game+ is a result of a partnership between MTN and Huawei. Customers can access the MTN Game+ either through a portal or via a mobile app that they can download from games.mtn.co.ug.

“Mobile Content is the cornerstone of the efforts by MTN to digitize the customers’ lifestyle. We are delighted to launch a platform that will not only enhance the experience of our smartphone customers, but also offer the same content to customers with the entry-level phones as well,” said MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer Mapula Bodibe.

“MTN Game+ is specifically designed to offer gaming options across various categories including sports, action and strategy. It is our hope that customers will find the games exciting as we continue to enable them to do more with their mobile phones,” she explained.

She also revealed that MTN will host a gaming tournament for customers on 17th December at MTN offices on Jinja Road (former BAT). “Next week on Saturday, we are going to host a gaming tournament, and we are looking forward to offering more excitement to our customers, with a lot of prizes to be won,” concluded.

Games on the MTN Game+ platforms are available to customers through daily, weekly or monthly subscription packages. When a customer subscribes to the service, they can download as many games as they want.

MTN does not charge customers for the data used while browsing the portal for the customer as they try to make a choice of game to download. Similarly, downloading games is free during the subscription period. This means there are no data charges for downloading games while the customer is subscribed to MTN Game+.

While games are only available to the customer while their subscription is valid, customers can alternatively opt for outright purchase of the preferred game. Currently, there are three subscription packages; the Daily at UGX 270, Weekly at UGX 1100 and Monthlyat UGX 3200/=. Payments for MTN Game+ are currently made using airtime.

 

Buruuli Wins CNOOC Bunyoro Amasaza Cup

Buruuli, representing Masindi district, last Saturday won the 2016 CNOOC Uganda Limited sponsored Bunyoro Amasaza Cup, following their 2-0 defeat of Buyaga, that represented West Kagadi district at Sir Tito Winyi grounds in Hoima.

The match was presided over by the Omukama His Majesty. Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I and attended by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo.

His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru thank CNOOC for their continued contributions to this region. “I believe that the energy and talent exhibited in this tournament will inspire even more young people to develop and grow their talent further not just in Bunyoro but also take on national and international sports,” the King commented.

The month-long tournament that is aimed at strengthening ties in the Bunyoro- Kitara Kingdom attracted seven districts in the kingdom including Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kiryandongo, Bulliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale.

Omukama His Majesty Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I officially opens the final match

Aminah Bukenya, Public relations Supervisor at CNOOC congratulated the players upon a successful tournament which culminated into the finals. “When we began operations in Bunyoro, we made a commitment to be part of all-round growth in our area of operation. And over the years, we have seen this commitment come to life through various local programs.”

“Sponsoring the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup for the fifth year is a demonstration of CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to the growth of sport in this region. Last year, the tournament was played across all sub counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and attracted 13 counties. This year, we hope for even greater participation and competitiveness among the counties.”

“We are happy with CNOOC’s support which has boosted talent and sports in Bunyoro Kingdom. I have faith that Buyaga East shall take the trophy for the Amasaza Cup 2016.” said Tumusiime Vincent, a player from Buyaga East, Kagadi District.

Previous winners
2012- Buhaguzi from Hoima
2013- Hoima Municipality from Hoima
2014- Buruuli from Masindi
2015- Buyaga West from Kagadi
2016- Buruuli from Masindi

Revelers At The MTN Marathon Get Huawei Goodies, Smartphones

Huawei Uganda thrilled MTN Marathon attendees with an assortment of goodies and smartphones. The goodies which included Huawei Y3 Lite smartphones, phone holders, selfie sticks, note books and T-Shirts were awarded to participants who correctly answered questions on the Huawei brand during the Huawei Moment at the MTN Marathon.

This year, the MTN Marathon held on Sunday, 20th November 2016 focused on continuing with the 2015 efforts to improve access to sustainable sanitation for the Urban poor especially children in public schools around Kampala. The MTN Marathon attracted over 20,000 runners, of whom 250 came from Huawei.

Patrick Tong, PR Director of Huawei Uganda said, ‘For the fifth year running, Huawei is the official technology partner of the MTN Kampala Marathon. This year, Huawei contributed 250 Million Uganda shillings, an assortment of goodies and Huawei Y3 lite smartphones that were given at no cost to lucky winners during the 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon. Huawei will continue to identify with such causes as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, to give back to the community in which we operate.

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider whose aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry.

Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.

Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Huawei’s innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

CNOOC Uganda Announces Sponsorship Of Bunyoro Amasaza Cup 2016

CNOOC Uganda Limited, an oil and gas company, announced its sponsorship of Ushs87m ($25,000) towards the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup 2016. This marks five years of the oil company’s support towards the tournamentwhich attracts various counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.

The month-long tournament will attract seven districts in the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom including Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kiryandongo, Bulliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale. The announcement was made at a press conference graced by His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru in Kagadi district.

Speaking at the press conference, Aminah Bukenya,Public relations Supervisor, CNOOC Uganda Limited, stated that CNOOC Uganda was honored to be part of the Amasaza Cup for the fifth year. “As we carry out our core activities in the Bunyoro region, it is important for us to engage withthe residents, embrace their culture, and contribute to their community, as a sign of appreciation for their supportto our Company and employees.”

“When we began operations in Bunyoro, we made a commitment to be part of all-round growth in our area of operation. And over the years, we have seen this commitment come to life through various local programs.”

“Sponsoring the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup for the fifth year is a demonstration of CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to the growth of sport in this region. Last year, the tournament was played across all sub counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and attracted 13 counties. This year, we hope for even greater participation and competitiveness among the counties.”

Emphasizing CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to various efforts, Aminah Bukenyanoted that the Company has supported the education and health sectors both in Hoima and the rest of the country.

“On behalf of the people of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, I would like to thank the management of CNOOC Uganda for their continued contributions tothis region. The Amasaza Cup tournament has continued to promote unity among the Banyoro and this has, in turn, further strengthened our kingdom cultures,” commented His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru.

“We are happy with CNOOC’s support which has boosted talent and sports in Bunyoro Kingdom. We always look forward to the Amasaza Cup tournament.” said Tumusiime Vincent, a player from Buyaga East, Kagadi District.

Victoria University Sets Up Modern Student’s Cafeteria

Students of Victoria University will no longer leave campus premises in search for restaurants to get food, snacks and drinks during meal breaks. The management of the Jinja Road based University gifted them with a modern well equipped cafeteria.

The cafeteria (called Victoria Café), which was officially launched last weekend at a glamorous event, was one of the demands tabled by students as a way of improving their social life at campus. The cafeteria was, according to Guild President Keith Mugabi, one of the pledges they made during elections.

“The cafeteria is an idea that has been going around for a very long time. The promoter (Rajiv Ruparelia of Ruparelia Group) promised to do this for us and he has finally fulfilled his promise. Now it is upon us to enjoy our time at the University. The environment is friendly, for reading, eating and interacting.” Mugabi said in an interview at the opening of the Café.

In his speech, Mugabi said that many more good things are coming to improve the social welfare of Victoria University students. He didn’t elaborate any details. Victoria University students have been eating in restaurants in the neighborhood. The Cafeteria will act as the Guild Canteen.

Joseph Nyakaana, the acting Vice Chancellor, while launching the Cafeteria, said the Cafeteria has been offered to the University as a tool for students to live a good life while at campus. He thanked the guild cabinet for engaging students in all aspects of life. He also thanks students for embracing the cafeteria, University staff and chefs for ensuring that the University has a confortable learning environment.

Patricia Nassozi, a Human Resource Management student, noted the café will save them time they have spending outside campus looking for food. “The Café will help us to keep time. Instead of going to different cafeterias around town looking for food, we will come here and get something to eat and go back to class.” She explained.

 

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