Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Catholic Archbishop of Kampala, has suggested that the government of Uganda should deduct tithe from workers’ salaries directly.
According to Citizen Kenya, the Archbishop speaking during a mass, complained that many Christians do not pay their tithe, saying that the trend is affecting church projects.
“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.
“Give me your support as I front this proposal because it is good for us. Aren’t you tired of putting money in the baskets all the time?”
Lwanga said he wanted Uganda to adopt the German style, where Germans, who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax, known as Kirchensteuer, which is eight to nine per cent deduction 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.