KAMPALA — President Museveni has said he has joined the war to ensure that government reconstructs St Peter’s Church at Ndeeba in Kampala and termed its demolition as a curse.
Mr. Museveni passed by the site on Friday after demolition of city church kicked up a storm that has since sucked in several police officers and a dozen other people including KCCA planning chief and is threatening to take more casualties after President’s intervention.
Mr. Museveni reasoned that even if the church was in the wrong— ordering demolition was extreme, and dialogue would have resolved this.
He also took a sly dig at judges— saying they should have limits and understand public interest.
“I am saddened by this incident and I give the church assurances that those complicit will be punished,” the president wrote, asking the public to ignore reports linking his administration to the demolition of the church.
“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, he said but insisted that the Church will retain this land and “we shall build a new church”.
Mr. Museveni however warned against huge gatherings at site, noting it us wrong, citing advise of doctors and all other guidelines issued health authorities.
“This is wrong. Avoid crowding in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that we are grappling with”.