KAMPALA — Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has described the demolition of St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba as scandalous and brazen act of criminality which should invite the ire of any reasonable person with a human heart.
St. Peter’s church on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda’ capital was reportedly attacked by armed policemen and court bailiffs in the night before the Anglican community in Ndeeba lost their place of worship, a primary school and the priest’s house claiming that the land belonged to someone else.
Lukwago said St. Peter’s Church is historical place of worship which has existed for decades since colonial days, noting that “it’s a treasured piece of our heritage’.
The Church was, however, maliciously and callously brought down deep in the night by some court bailiffs and hoodlums who were heavily protected by different security personnel.
‘[I] was equally shocked to find the Resident City Commissioner (RCC) Kampala Faridah Mayanja, who is ostensibly in charge of security in the city, helplessly shedding tears by the debris,” the Lord Mayor said.
He urged Ag. Chief Justice, His Lordship Alfonse Owiny Dollo, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and other relevant agencies to take action and salvage this sacred place of worship.
The land, a donation of the late Dunstan Nsubuga 49 years ago, was allegedly bought by Ndeeba-based businessman, only identified as Dodovico, alias Dodo, who connived with the children of the late donor.
The group had earlier demolished a church school and other structures on the land in March.