RELIGIOUS LEADERS WANT MUSEVENI TO FIRE OFWONO OPONDO
By Vanansio Kakogoso
Religious leaders in Kigezi region are demanding for sacking of the
Governments spokesperson Ofwono Opondo for defaming Church of Uganda leaders.
Appearing on NBS Television frontline program last Thursday, Ofwono accused the Archbishop of Church of Uganda His Grace Stanley Ntagali and other church leaders of land grabbing, when police rescued them from an irate mob that attacked them while coming from a tour of the one-square mile land that belongs to the church in August 2016.
The land that was under contention at Ntawo in Mukono district was being developed by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) on behalf of the church.
Ofwono who is also the Executive Director of Uganda Media Centre said that Christians no longer believe in condemnation of church leaders on amendment of 102b from constitution of Uganda by parliament, since they also want money from President Yoweri Museveni.
The Archdeacon of Bubaare Archdeaconry Diocese of Kigezi Rev. Can. Jack Katarishangwa says that it was an insult for Ofwono to accuse the
archbishop of land grabbing yet he was inspecting the church land. He
wants Ofwono sacked and replaced with competent leaders who will promote church-state relationship.
The Chairman of Kigezi Interreligious council Rev. Fr. Gaetaon Batanyenda
says that it’s unfortunate for a government spokesperson to spread malice and blackmail on leaders after condemning parliament for amending article 102b from constitution which was against the people’s will.
He says that Ofwono should apologize to Archbishop Stanley Ntangali, Church of Uganda, and Inter-religious council or be sacked.
Source: www.mknewslink.com; a western Uganda news website.