Speaking at the 54th anniversary of the Kampala Archdiocese held today at Rubaga Cathedral, Lwanga said that past governments had given land to the Catholic Church and ensured that it is protected from grabbers.
The Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has asked
government officials to desist from grabbing the Church’s land.
Speaking at the 54th anniversary of the Kampala Archdiocese held on Sunday at Rubaga
Cathedral, Lwanga said that past governments had given land to the Catholic Church
and ensured that it is protected from grabbers.
Without divulging details, Archbishop Lwanga narrated a recent incident where he was shocked by the existence of a new land title on the same piece of land.
He said that land grabbing is not an isolated evil affecting the
country, but with other evils like murders, corruption is exposing the danger
facing Uganda if leaders do not act swiftly to change the situation.
//Cue in; “Mapeera Yasookera…
Cue out…ekkulu ery’eKampala.”//
Lwanga also used these celebrations to appeal to the government to consider
allowing churches with enough spaces like that of Rubaga to increase the number
//Cue in; “Era tubasaba twongere…
Cue out...okutendereza omukama."//
Lwanga also said that they only celebrate the 54 years because it
is when Kampala Archdiocese was specifically created and its first Archbishop
Emanuel Cardinal Wamala in 1966 October, 30.
Before that time, there existed Nsambya Diocese which harboured
the Mill Hill missionaries and the Rubaga Archdiocese where Brother Lourdel Mapeera
After Uganda acquiring independence, Pope Paul VI questioned the logic behind having an archdiocese and a diocese in the same area, and he
ordered the joining of Nsambya Diocese with Rubaga Archdiocese leading to the
formation of the current Kampala Archdiocese.