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.
Security operatives especially police have been tightly guarding the land for several months and the site has been a no-go zone with access tightly closed to anyone.
Business around the site including car washing bays, food kiosks, motor garages and a nursery school that occupied part of the land were also blocked several months ago.
It’s not clear why the local church leadership at Namirembe Diocese and the businessman failed to reach an agreement to save the monumental church building. However, latest reports indicate that Katwe division police commander, David Epedu, Ndeeba police officer in charge Mugira Kato and a police field unit commander identified as Isabirye have been arrested over the demolition of the church.
The locals this website talked to expressed concern that they will miss the services of the Church as a community. Some were heard claiming the move to demolish the church exploited the opportunity that houses of worship were closed due to COVID-19.