Most Reverend Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Catholic Archbishop of Kampala, has suggested that the central government deducts 10 per cent from the monthly salaries of employees, and forward the deductions directly to the church.
He explained non-payment of tithes affects project development in the church.
His words: “Whenever we request tithe, everybody gives only what they have at the moment. But the Bible says a tenth of whatever you earn belongs to the church.
“Give me your support as I front this suggestion because it’s good for us. Aren’t you tired of putting money in the baskets all of the time? ”
Lwanga stated he wanted Uganda to toe the line of Germany, where citizens that are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of eight to nine per cent deducted from their annual income. The church tax is collected by the government and channeled to the respective faiths.
“I had been told Germans make arrangements with their authorities to deduct monthly tithe from their wages and forward it to the church and this money they use to Construct and renovate their churches,” he included