President Yoweri Museveni has faulted the Judges who presided over the matter and their decision which led to demolition of St Peter’s Church, Ndeeba. Museveni said when he visited the scene where the Church was demolished.
The Church was demolished last week following a four-year standoff in Courts of law with a business man Dodovico Mwanje who allegedly acquired the piece of land from relatives of the deceased who reportedly handed over the land for establishment of the Church.
Museveni said the 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.
“I am saddened by this incident and I give the church assurances that those complicit will be punished. Even if the church was in the wrong, ordering demolition was extreme. Dialogue would have resolved this matter.” He said
He pledged to invite the Namirembe Diocese Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, and engage with all parties involved in this 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. I also noticed large groups of people gathering in Ndeeba as I inspected the site. This is wrong. Avoid crowding in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that we are grappling with.” He said