President Yoweri Museveni today morning visited the site of St Peter’s Church in Ndeeba that was recently demolished by unscrupulous people.
The President said that he was saddened by this incident and gave 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,” Museveni said.
He said 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,” he said, adding: “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.
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 added that he also noticed large groups of people gathering in Ndeeba as he inspected the site.
“This is wrong. Avoid crowding in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that we are grappling with,” the President said.