The president inspected the Church ruins at Ndeeba on his way to work this morning and said he is saddened by this incident and gave the church assurances that those complicit will be punished.
“The bottom line is that the Church will retain this land and we shall build a new church. I have now joined this war” Museveni said.
The President said that even if the church was in the wrong, ordering demolition was extreme and that dialogue would have resolved this matter.
“Judges should have limits and understand public interest. Demolishing a church is a curse. Also, ignore reports of those claiming the government demolished the church” he warned.
Mr. Museveni says he will 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 also condemned the large groups of people that gathered in Ndeeba as he inspected the site. “This is wrong. Avoid crowding in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that we are grappling with.”
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