By Mable Nakibuuka
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has Friday August 14th, 2020 visited St. Peter’s Church Ndeeba, which was demolished early this week on orders of a city businessman.
During his unannounced visit, President Museveni pledged to contribute funds to ensure that the church is reconstructed and that all those who were involved in its demolitions are brought to book.
“On my way to work this morning, I passed by the site of St Peter’s Church in Ndeeba that was recently demolished by unscrupulous people. I am saddened by this incident and I give the church assurances that those complicit will be punished,” Museveni tweeted shortly after visiting the rubble that is now left of the once 45-year-old church.
He added that; “I am going to invite the Namirembe Diocese Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Luwalira, and engage all parties involved. The bottom line is that the Church will retain this land and we shall build a new church. I have now joined this war!”
A number of leaders including the Vice President Edward Ssekandi, the Kattikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, the clergy led by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stephen Kaziimba, ministers and several others have since visited the site and strongly condemned the act, calling for reprimand of persons involved.
The Archbishop during his visit on Tuesday, tasked government to ensure that the Church is reconstructed, terming its demolition as an act of barbarism and an attack on all Christians worldwide.