of Mt. Lebanon Center Church Mukono have protested plans to demolish their
church and the pastor’s house.
Lebanon Church and United Methodist Church of
Uganda have been embroiled in a land wrangle for more than ten years. The disputed land is located in Mukono Municipality at Kame close to Kame
United Methodist Church was opened in 2010 by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The
Church acts as the centre for over 40 churches in districts of Mukono, Kayunga,
Buikwe and Buvuma.
In 2009, the Church sued Mt. Lebanon Senior Pastor Samuel Lwandasa
accusing him of fraudulently acquiring the land where he constructed
the church and his house.
The High Court ruled in favour of the Methodist Church and ordered the
cancellation of the titles that were given to Lwandasa. The court also ordered Lwandasa
to vacate the land.
appealed but the Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the High Court.
the case to the Supreme Court, which is yet to give its judgement.
Wednesday, Lwandasa was surprised to receive a letter from Court Bailiffs ordering
him to vacant the house and church.
Christians pitched camp at the Church protesting the planned demolition.
protested the move saying that they should wait for the ruling of the Supreme
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Denis Kigozi, a Christian at Mt Lebanon Church wonders why the court issued an order
during the lockdown. He notes that it does not make sense for them to stay home
and lose the church as it was in Ndeeba when the Church of Uganda lost one of
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William Nduga a member of the Methodist Church says that Lwandasa was part of the
Church and when he was appointed a Senior Pastor he registered part of the land
into his name, constructed buildings and named it Mt Lebanon Center Church.
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District Commissioner Fatumah Ndisaba asked the Christians to stay calm as they
resolve the dispute.