Deduct tithes directly from workers salaries; Archbishop Lwanga Urges Ugandan Government

The Archbishop of Kampala, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has triggered controversy after he suggested to the government of Uganda to deduct tithe from salaries of workers.

According to Lwanga, the reluctance of Christians to pay their tithes lately is having a huge toll on churches as they cannot undertake certain necessary projects.

The Archbishop of Kampala archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has proposed that the central government should start deducting 10 per cent tithe from monthly salaries of Catholic believers.

Archbishop Lwanga during a Sunday mass at Lubaga Cathedral revealed that many Catholics do not pay the tithe, which slows down church work.

The Catholic Archbishop made the request to the Ugandan government during a mass.

“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,” Lwanga said.

“We lie to God that we pay church tithe off our monthly salaries. During a mass like this, when time to pay the tithe reaches, Catholics just pick whatever they get from their pockets and give in, but the tithe the Bible talks about means that you pay 10 per cent of your monthly salary,”