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Pictorial: Anglican Martyrs’ Site Under Redevelopment

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According to the building plan, the church intends to set up a 10,000 seater infrastructure. They will later construct extension terraces going up to the existing museum structure to provide enough space for pilgrims who flock to the place.
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The construction work which is done in a swampy area has been delayed by flooding water.
The Anglican church has started the second phase of redeveloping the Namugongo Martyrs’ Site, where 25 martyrs were killed and buried. So far, the construction of the amphitheatre from the area where the June 3 prayers are held is already taking shape.

According to the building plan, the church intends to set up a 10,000 seater infrastructure. They will later construct extension terraces going up to the existing museum structure to provide enough space for pilgrims who flock to the place. 

The church, which was constructed over 20 years ago in the same place, has already been demolished. The Church administrators wanted to leave it but they did not have enough land to preserve it as a monument.  

Besides the community church and the amphitheatre, the church also plans to set up a complex, hotel, a children’s centre and parking facilities. The said infrastructure, in addition to the already existing museum, fulfils the plans that were outlined in 2013 by the late Livingstone Mpalanyi-Nkoyoyo, the former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda.

The Catholics worked on their site in 2015 during the preparation for Pope Francis' visit to Uganda.