Christians of Ndeeba, Lubaga Division were shocked this morning to find their 49-year-old old church building demolished and in debris and rubble.
St. Peter’s Church building was demolished on Sunday night following a longstanding land wrangle between the church leadership and a businessman only identified as Dodovico.
Several car washing bays, food kiosks, motor garages and a nursery school that occupied part of the land were demolished several months ago.
It’s not clear why the local church leadership, Namirembe Diocese and the businessman failed to reach an agreement to save the giant church building.
Reports indicate that the businessman is now ready to erect a shopping mall to this land.
Lands minister Amongi orders for arrest
Minister of for Lands Betty Olivia Namisango Kamya has ordered for immediate arrest of all people who had a hand in demolition of the church.
While addressing the public in Ndeeba, Kamya said that this was unexpected and whoever did it want to tarnish the name of the ruling government and it will not be accepted.