KALAKI – President Museveni at the weekend commissioned a temple of worship built by the Commander of Land Forces, Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, at his home in Anyara Sub-county, Kalaki District.
Gen Elwelu, who christened the temple Eloim and put up a stone for offering sacrifices to God, said on August 14, 2017, the heavens told him to build a house of worship.
“On August 14, 2017, I had had a vision from Elohim directing me to construct the house of Elohim,” Elwelu said.
He said he wants to use to the temple to unite Ugandans against jealousy, murder, fighting and malice.
“Wipe us of our rebellious acts, our sins are always in front of you,” he prayed.
“It is the reason we have been having problems, but we are here today to break the curse so that we have a new beginning. The Congolese, irrespective of their troubles, love to be identified by their country, this is lacking here,” he added.
His temple has the Ten Commandments written in English and Ateso at the main entrance, 12 stones on the wall representing the12 tribes of Israel and a lampstand with 12 lamps.
There’s also an empty chair which Elwelu said was for Elohim and a stone altar which he said is to be used to for offertory.
Gen Elwelu commanded the military raid on the palace of the Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere in 2016 in Kasese District where more than 100 people were killed.
He is among the people whom the Opposition is seeking signatures to take to International Criminal Court to answer alleged crimes against humanity. Some MPs from Kasese have also petitioned the ICC seeking the court to investigate Gen Elwelu for the Kasese killings.
In his remarks, the President said the actions of an individual are more important than sacrifices and advised people to offer them privately.
“I agree with General Elwelu, they can do it privately because Ugandans are superstitious. If they hear that Museveni was sacrificing a cow, they will say that all cows in Uganda will be finished,” Mr Museveni said.