KAMPALA – Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, called upon the government to re-construct St. Peter’s Church – Ndeeba that was demolished on Sunday night, August 9.
The demolition comes after a High Court ruling by Judge Eudes Keitirima on June 6, 2019. In the ruling, the judge stated that the Church of Uganda trustees fraudulently acquired the land where the church sits.
Therefore, he directed the cancellation of the title that had been in the names of Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga, Rev Y.S Kitaka and E Kitaka who were trustees of Namirembe Diocese on the land
These events eventually led to the Sunday night incident that has drawn the attention of many including the UPC party.
Out of concern, UPC’s Spokesperson Sharon Arach Oyat on behalf of the party, called upon the government to re-construct the church and bring the guilty to justice.
“Whatever the circumstances, the places of worship should be respected! We, therefore, call upon the government to re-construct St. Peter’s church,” said UPC’S Spokesperson Arach during a press conference at the party headquarters, Uganda House, Kampala.
She also went on to emphasise that the church is the house of God and must be respected.
With all this, UPC appealed to the government to re-construct the church such that people can go back to the church and pray because the house of God remains the house of God.