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Museveni visits site of St Peter's Church in Ndeeba

By Tracy Gwambe

Added 14th August 2020 02:02 PM

President Museveni promised to invite the Namirembe Diocese Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Luwalira, and engage all parties involved in the conflict to find a lasting solution. 

Museveni visits site of St Peter's Church in Ndeeba

President Museveni promised to invite the Namirembe Diocese Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Luwalira, and engage all parties involved in the conflict to find a lasting solution. 

On his way to work, President Yoweri Museveni passed by the site of St Peter's Church in Ndeeba that was recently demolished by unscrupulous people. 

"This incident saddens me, and I give the church assurances that those complicit will be punished," he said. 

The President said that even, if the church was in the wrong, ordering demolition, was extreme and that dialogue would have resolved the matter.

 

Judges should have limits and understand public interest. Demolishing a church is a curse. Also, ignore reports of those claiming the government demolished the church.

President Museveni promised to invite the Namirembe Diocese Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Luwalira, and engage all parties involved in the conflict to find a lasting solution. 

 

 

"The bottom line is that the Church will retain this land and we shall build a new church. I have now joined this war," he said. 

The President also warned against crowding in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that the world is grappling with, saying he noticed large groups of people gathering in Ndeeba as he inspected the site.

"This is wrong," he warned, advising people to stay safe and healthy.

 

 

Shock gripped the Christians when they woke up to the news of the demolition of their Church.

Upon getting information that their Church had been demolished on Sunday night, a number of Christians arrived at the scene by 7:30am, to confirm whether it was really true.

Nineteen people including six senior police officers have been charged and remanded to Kitalya Prison over the demolition of the church.  

They include SSP Rashid Agero, 59, the Field Force Unit (FFU) commander Kampala Metropolitan area, SP Martin Odero, the FFU Kampala Metropolitan South zonal commander, SP David Epedu, 34, the Katwe Police Divisional commander and ASP Isabirye Kaloli, 33, attached to FFU, Katwe.

 

Others are ASP Mugira Yeko Kato, the OC Station Ndeeba Police Station, AIP Anthony Kiro and CPL Richard Kasule.

The policemen were remanded alongside Ali Lubega, Badiru Ssekitto, Hamza Kiberu, Abas Mutebi, Ali Kalika, Simon Matovu, James Kisirinya, Bashir Muruti, Andrew Mujuzi, Munir Bbosa, Muhammad Kawooya and Dodviko Mwajne, who is claimed to be the owner of the land.

 

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