The State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza has disclosed to the Adhoc Committee investigating the alleged irregularities in the supplementary budget schedule four on how the demolition of both the Ndeeba Church of Uganda and the eviction of Lusanja residents tainted Uganda’s image globally.
The Minister also said the Archbishop of Canterbury Church wrote a protest letter to Uganda questioning the motive behind the demolition of Ndeeba Church of Uganda.
For the second time, officials from the Ministry of Lands led by the State Minister Persis Namuganza appeared before the Adhoc Committee investigating the alleged irregularities in the supplementary budget schedule 4 of 2021.
It was in this Committee that Minister Persis Namuganza informed legislators how Uganda’s image on the international scene was tainted after the demolition of Ndeeba Church of Uganda and the forceful eviction of Lusanja residents.
To the Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury also wrote a protest letter to Uganda questioning the motive behind the demolition of Ndeeba Church of Uganda.
“All those gave a very bad picture not only in the country but on the continent, and that even forced the head of the Anglican church in the whole world to write to Uganda. He wrote that he had just visited Uganda and then he watches this happening. But his H.E President Museveni explained to him that this was not a government move, it was just some selfish individuals that they woke up in the morning and decided to evict the church.”
In the same meeting, the Minister disclosed that Medard Kiconco the man behind the forceful Lusanja eviction has accepted to be compensated while a one Dodovico Mwanje who demolished the Ndeeba church refused government compensation.
“Stating that that is the amount he bought the land almost 10 years ago and we are not considering the costs and other expenses he has incurred in this matter. This case has been in court and there are costs that were paid to those people and he is also saying that the disturbance fee is not being calculated.”
The Minister also told the committee members that the amount of money to be paid to the two city tycoons was determined by the government valuer.