Lokodo suspends Ssempa from porn committee 

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Pastor Martin Ssempa

Ethics and Integrity Minister, Fr Simon Lokodo has suspended Pastor Martin Ssempa from the Pornography Control Committee (PCC) citing underperformance.

The nine-member pornographic control committee was inaugurated in 2017 to prevent use or spread of pornographic materials and information.

Ssempa has in the past weeks been in the media attacking Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine over his latest activism song.

He accuses the legislator of adulterating religious melodies for political gains in the Tuliyambala Engule song.

Pastor Ssempa first came to international prominence in 2010 after presentation of a video he made at his church which showcased his opposition of homosexuality went viral online.

The activist and founder of the Makerere Community Church was suspended in a letter dated December 18, 2018.

Lokodo assured Ssempa that his stay on the membership of PCC stands withdrawn.

The committee denounced him for not performing in unison with them, Lokodo told Uganda Radio Network [URN].

“We asked him to defend himself but he decided to go to court. We are now waiting for the court to decide.”

Lokodo said Ssempa’s case has been referred to the “Attorney General’s Chamber for the necessary advice on the next course of action.”

“You may wish to recall that my letter to you requested you to reply within fourteen days on the allegations made in the two separate letters so that I may make my administrative decision on the way forward.”

“You did not reply but chose to escalate it (the situation) to your lawyers to handle it for you,” Lokodo wrote.

The 51-year-old pastor was nominated on the committee inaugurated in August 2017 as representative of religious institutions.

He did not show up for the inauguration and has reportedly shunned several functions organized by the committee.

 

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