JINJA: The Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) on Wednesday held the first ever prayer day aimed at bringing the Institute nearer to God and thanking Him for the blessings He has bestowed unto the Institute.
Held under the theme; “I will make a new thing”, the prayer session brough together different religious denominations and was presided over by eminent religious leaders representing the Muslims, Anglicans, Catholics and Pentecostal faith.
The Chaplain of Jinja city schools, Rev. Joseph Wamuko, who was the main celebrant at the event commended the Board and Management of the Institute for the initiative, saying it was the first of its kind in the history of the Institute.
Drawing from the day’s theme, Rev. Wamuko said the Lord will make a new thing/things for the Institute.
“The Lord says do not cling on the events of the past. Watch the new thing I am going to do. I will make a road through the wilderness and put streams of water in it,” Rev. Wamuko quoted the scriptures.
The Principal of the Institute, Mr Richard Kawere, in his communication urged the staff and students to remain focused as they trudge the new journey the Institute has embarked on.
“Let not our past failures derail us and let not our past success blind us. We need to focus on continuous success,” Kawere said.
He said the Prayer Day will be engraved on the UHTTI calender and will be held every semester, adding that the Institute will establish a chaplaincy to manage students’ spiritual lives.
“When you have God, even when challenges come, you can rest assured that He will make a way,” Kawere said.
The Deputy Principal of the Institute, Moses Kaneene, said the Prayer Day helps to nurture people’s spiritual lives, adding that it is mandatory for all students and staff of the Institute.
“This is a very joyful day for everyone and I expect every soul of UHTTI to be here,” Kaneene said.
The Institute’s Academic Dean, Mr Emmanuel Kaweesi, while speaking on behalf of the chairperson of the Board of Directors, Dr Jane Egau, commended management for finding the Prayer Day a worthwhile investment.
“The Board is so excited to hear that the new Principal has an elaborate plan of spiritual renewal of the Institute,” Kaweesi said.