Demolishing church is a curse – Museveni
On his way to work this morning, President Museveni passed by the site of St Peter’s Church in Ndeeba that was recently demolished by unscrupulous people.
“I am saddened by this incident and I give the church assurances that those complicit will be punished,” he said.
Even if the church was in the wrong, ordering demolition was extreme, Museveni noted
He said dialogue would have resolved this matter.
Judges should have limits and understand public interest.
He said demolishing a church is a curse.
“Also, ignore reports of those claiming the government demolished the church.”
He added: “I am going 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.”
Museveni said 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.”