KIRUHURA- Christians of Kings of Kings Church in Sanga Town Council Nyabushozi Kiruhura district are up in arms with the government for failing to hunt down the perpetrators who demolished their church on Monday night.
The Christians also accuse the government for failing to support them in rebuilding of God’s temple which was demolished by the yet to be identified people.
The church was demolished on Monday night of August 31st 2020 over undisclosed reasons.
Christians who have already launched the rebuilding of the church now want the government to start valuing and considering Pentecostal Christian Churches like any other denomination in the country.
“We are all Ugandans and we have a right of religious belonging thus the government must not under value us,” Christians at the construction site told our reporter in Kiruhura.
Our reporter was able to understand that the land on which the church sits had previously been given out to money lenders as collateral security by a pastor who is currently at large.
However we were able to establish that the Christians have so far paid Ugx 4 million part of the Ugx 9 million.
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The Christians also narrated that the money lender, Yasin Sango could have been behind the barbaric demolition act so that he can seize ownership of this land in Sanga Town council.
An insider from the Church told our reporter that they had agreed to always remit Ugx 1 million on a monthly basis until the remittance is cleared but this was later revised to Ugx 500,000 shillings since religious institutions were hindered by the Coronavirus outbreak which wasn’t raised as well.
Bishop Silas Tayebwa, the senior pastor of the mother church King of Kings Mbarara revealed that when Yasin returned from Luzira prison under unclear circumstances despite facing murder charges, he demanded full pay prompting church authorities to notify court because they are waiting for the easing of lockdown on places of worship so that they can arrange the payment.
Bishop Tayebwa said at first they thought it was demolished by the wind but only to find Yasin at the scene warning them not to access the land.
“We have reported to the police/government and we need justice, Kiruhura leaders and others should come to our rescue,” Pastor Tayebwa told this online publication.
From the sources, Investigations are underway under SD 11/1/Sep 2020.
This comes just days after the Ndeeba Church of Uganda was demolished by the businessman Dodoviko accusing the Church of illegally possessing the land it was standing on.
The government closed down places of worship on March 18th 2020 a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Uganda has todate recorded 4,101 Coronavirus cases and 46 deaths.