By Moris Mumbere
South Rwenzori diocese in Kasese has held its first scientific wedding since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Uganda last month.
Last month, the government of Uganda closed schools and worship centres as one of the measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. President Museveni then advised religious leaders only to hold “scientific weddings” of not more than 10 people in attendance.
The archdeacon of Kasese archdeaconry (CoU), Venerable Isebagheni Benson Bwambale in charge of Kogere church who presided over the wedding on Thursday said that as church leaders, they managed to follow guidelines from the government like having less than seven people in the church service for the success of the wedding.
Isebayeni observed, “The scientific weddings are more orderly compared to the other public weddings since they are timely, there is no noise and the bride and groom save a lot on transportation and feeding people who turn up for the wedding”.
He advised couples who had planned for weddings not to postpone instead use the scientific wedding method since the expenditure is lower as long as the couple follows the guidelines.
Ms Meresi Muhindo, the bride explained that she had no option since the date had been announced and she couldn’t have postponed but finds it hard missing the company of her relatives and friends.
She said, “I advise those who had organised weddings in this Covid-19 pandemic period to wed since no one can predict the next step of the situation”.