The Church of Uganda’s House of Bishops led by the Archbishop of Uganda, Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, has challenged the government to provide more security to properties owned by the church.
The remarks were made after more than 30 Anglican bishops visited the demolished church in Ndeeba to show solidarity with the Christians.
The clergy also met the coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation General Salim Saleh who refuted the allegations that he is connected to the demolition of St Peter’s Church in Ndeeba.
During the meeting that took place at the National Agricultural Research Organisation in Kawanda, the church asked for more financial support from government and help in fighting land grabbing.
He appealed to the government to also protect other church properties that are under threat hence asking believers to join hands to rebuild the church.
Kaziimba pointed some of the legal loopholes which enable land grabbers to encroach on church land.
He said any person who has been created by God and knows that whatever he or she owns come from the creator would not have taken such a bold step of demolishing the house of God.
Salim Saleh denies participating in the demolition of the church, condemns act
The head of Operation Wealth Creation Gen Salim SALEH has denied involvement in the Ndeeba church demolition.
This comes days after St Peters Church Ndeeba was brought down over an existing wrangle on land ownership.
The action has raised widespread condemnation from religious to political leaders.
Meeting a group of religious leaders from the Anglican Church today, Gen Saleh denied rumors circulating that he was behind the demolition and only fronting businessman Dodovico Mwanje.
Saleh swore before the bishops who were led by the Archbishop Dr Stephen Kazimba that he was not involved in such an act , rather condemning what happened.