Govt In Talks to Acquire the Demolished St Peters’ Church Ndeeba Land
Government is seeking to hold talks with a business man Dodoviko Mwanje Alias Dodo in order to acquire his land to rebuild St Peters Church Ndeeba.
The letter obtained by Nettech Media dated October 28th, 2020 which was directed to James Nangwala, Mwanje’s attorney, the Minister of Lands, Beti Kamya was inviting him and the directors of Ephraim Enterprises Limited to discuss the process of acquisition and possession of the Land.
According to the letter, the meeting was supposed to take place on Thursday, October 29th 8:30am at the Lands Ministry boardroom. Outcomes yet to be communicated.
St Peter’s church was demolished on 9 Aug 2020 by the joint administrators who include Dan Ssemanga, John Kajoba, Edward Bulunga and Steven Nakibinge, after suing the Church of Uganda, the Commissioner of Land Registration and other parties accusing them of fraudulently registering the said land in names of Bishop Danistan Nsubuga, Rev Yuda Kitaka, and Esau Kizito.
But the case was never disposed of, until August 21, 2019 when an order was made by court permiting the demolision when the High Court Land Division ruled that the land in question was still in the vested interest of the late Evelyn (Evarini) Nachwa and that it had been fraudulently registered in the names of Bishop Danistan Nsubuga, Rev Yuda Kitaka, and Esau Kizito. Court further ordered the commissioner Land registration to return the duplicate certificate of title with respect to the suit to the administrators of the estate of the late Evelyn Nachwa.
Following the demolition, President Museveni visited the site and promised to rebuild the church saying even if the church is in wrong judges ought to have considered public interest.
President Museveni ordered the arrest of people that were involved in the demolition and promised to rebuild the church.